OK, so the phrase is hardly original. Apparently I’m not the only one to wonder why in the world I would want to use Twitter. I mean, do I really want the entire world to know that I’m watching “Evan Almighty” as I’m typing this? Do I really need to micro-document my entire life? I don’t think so.
Yet, many of my colleagues, and several of the blogs I follow constantly tout the benefits of using Twitter. These proponents contend that by following the “tweets” of their friends they can keep up with trends in various fields. I’m afraid that all the twittering would contribute to even more digital noise (to extend the onomatopoeic metaphor to its logical conclusion.) How do you filter out the pertinent information from those that insist on posting daily minutiae?
These doubts and concerns aside, I’ve decided to give it a shot. I have a Twitter account, and I’ve added a Twitter Widget to this website. My intent is is to use it just for quick blurbs and updates – nothing earth-shattering, and certainly not full of minutiae (I hope.) When I started blogging, I wondered how long I would keep it up. We’ll see how long I fee like twittering.
[tags]Twitter, Web 2.0[/tags]