Posted March 12, 2007 1:39 pm by with 3 comments

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Must be spring, since, as I said, the blogosphere’s all a-Twitter. (FYI, the first day of spring is next week. So lay off with the 600 stories of the weekend, okay?)

Yeah, that’s right, I had nearly 600 stories in my feed reader. And several of them were, in fact, about Twitter. Chris Brogan at has a good description of Twitter:

For those of you not yet using it, Twitter is a communications gateway that asks the question: “What are you doing now?” Users can answer and hear their friends’ answers via SMS, via IM, or on a webpage. Updates have to be under 140 characters. Think somewhere between IRC and IM and that’s Twitter.

In addition to a handy definition that actually makes sense to me, Chris has 5 Ways to Use Twitter for Good. I hope this is followed by “10 Ways to Use Twitter for Awesome.”

Not feeling so altruistic? Li Evans explains How Twitter Could Become Useful to Business. Her overall take:

Twitter, right now, its something to look at. It’s interesting to experiment with, on a personal social level. For right now though, businesses might want to wait to see what Twitter offers in the future before tapping into this new technology/service.

I couldn’t agree more—and the same goes for a lot of other new technologies and services.

  • No don’t make me go twitter! b5media is all going twitter, and I don’t need another thing to be addicted to, let along another social tool.

  • I’m not sure where it goes, but I know that Twitter is CURRENTLY breaking down walls for me. I’m finding doors opening and new contacts being made, and not in that weird “linkedin-still-don’t-really-know-you” way. People can follow me back. So, I like it so far. We’ll see. I’ve been at it since the doors opened.

  • Why.. It is almost like getting to specific details of what you and others are doing. And, if it becomes some sort of IM (Instant Messaging) service for the users, what would seriously become of it. Who knows?