I’m publishing more and more frequently on Twitter, which is form of a chat room, instant messaging tool, presence tool, with mobile ‘hooks’. How am I using Twitter? There are three major methods:
1) As a ‘link blog’. As I surf the web and see something interesting, I’ll post a link to it and offer some brief commentary. If you want to get inside of my head, this is a good way to do it. I even link to things that I’m researching on for the day job, there’s even an RSS feed.
2) A chat room. I’m having converations with many members, sharing ideas, and hashing out ideas. We don’t always agree and that’s ok too.
3) A listening tool. I’m following over a thousand people, and as I scan the main feed, I get a good sense of the consciousness of my community.
Just this morning we’ve talked about blue note Jazz, internet flash mobs, Apple’s marketing, Lifestyle brands, and last night’s topic was citizen journalism in China.
Also, Twitter has recently received funding, and I’m noticing small improvement changes to the UI as well as performance increases. This is likely to be one the major players in this space that will last.
To register is very simple, to post is even easier. I hope to see you on Twitter, if you follow me, I’ll follow you back.
Looking for other people to connect with? Twitterposter shows some of the top members in this graphical dashboard, a good starting point.
Update: I finally got to Alpha and their now on Twitter! Also, check out this VERY comprehensive guide to understanding this new communication tool.