I think I’m more suited to Micro-BloggingMarch 19, 2009 | 5:17 pm
Well, here I am – I made it to Day 2 of writing a post a day!
Recently I’ve discovered Twitter. I’m sure everyone knows about it by now – it’s a bit like posting a Facebook status to a public page. This means it can be searched and read by anyone, and is described as a “Microblogging” service.
I have to say I quite like it. You don’t have to put much (if any) thought into the posts, so it is easy to fit into your day (although Abby is always saying “you’re not twittering again are you?”).
I did try and put it to practical use on my recent Birthday night out. I tweeted the location of the pub we were in, so anyone joining us later could see where we were. Unfortunately I used SMS to update the location, which took a while to update, which meant that the only person who tried to find our location, got an out of date message! He found us in the end (through a good old fassioned voice call). It would have worked much better if I used a different tweeting method.
I am getting into it though, and I even have some followers I’ve never met which is quite nice (although I think some are following the MySpace school of thought – if I follow someone maybe they will follow me – I haven’t been unless they introduce themselves!)
I will leave you with this video, which isn’t exactly complimentary of Twtter (although I found it through Twitter), but is very funny: