Computer Tips

Twitter

Last week I learned a little about Twitter (www.twitter.com). It’s kind of like speed blogging for the really lazy. You sign up and get free web space where you can post endless text messages. Generally those messages are very quick, 1-2 sentences.

Here’s a sample from a complete stranger: http://twitter.com/MikeWills I picked his because his posts are a combination of work and real life and I think that’s generally how these things go.

I signed up too: http://twitter.com/AnnT  

As you can see I just signed up. I will be very surprised if I ever post again.

I’ve been trying to think of a practical application. I think if you were a teenager with lots of time and a great need to be heard that this would be a good format. Maybe if you were on vacation or moved temporarily to a new place it might be fun to keep in touch with people at home – and maybe the people at home would read it.

From a work perspective maybe you could twitter as you worked out a problem – or maybe use this as an online brainstorming tool. Perhaps when you looked at your notes later solutions or idea would come up.

Even though I can’t really think of any great applications somehow Twitter caught my attention.

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