Perhaps you are answering my question with a question. What is Twitter?
It is basically Micro-blogging. It is where you share short little clips, called tweets, of what you are doing or where you are etc...
Here’s the Wikipedia summary: Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send “updates” (or “tweets”; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (e.g. on a cell phone), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook
I have been looking at Twitter for some time, and I have had a wait and see approach. I am not usually an early adapter with these things. I want to first know, How will this add value to my life? Will it be convenient and easy to use?
Needless to say, I have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon for the last couple of months. I am loving it! Twitter has proven to be a fun and powerful little tool.
The first thing that I like about Twitter is the ubiquitous nature of sending tweets. I can send them via SMS, IM, my Blackberry, Twirl (my PC app), Jott (using my voice) and even Firefox.
For instance, I can capture a quick Tweet through Google Talk while I am in Gmail...I am always in Gmail.
Or I can capture a quick Tweet through Jott.com, when I am on the road. I have been using Jott like an animal, especially since they added the capability to audibly update my Google calendar. Using Jott, I can just call in, and add an audible update to Twitter.
The other thing that I like about Twitter are the practical uses for it. Within my first Twitter account, which you can follow HERE, I Twitter about life and happenings. The nice thing about using Twitter is that it updates my Facebook statuses as well.
Also, as I blogged previously HERE, I have used Twitter to journal my eating, diet and exercise.
Twitter has been a helpful and easy tool in recording and documenting my diet's progress.
Also, I am using Twitter for my upcoming missions trip starting next week. I will be able to Tweet updates, prayer requests and even some pictures using my phone and Blackberry.
Twitter is a tool that I can and do use. I encourage you to check it out if you haven't yet.