Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Twitter (again, I know - I promise we'll stop talking about it soon)

After some time of protesting on my behalf, it seems that the inevitable has occured - I've been struck by the Twitter bug. I blame Twitbin, personally, for making it so damn easy for me to post, and so compelling to watch it refresh itself over and over again. There's a certain balance point, it seems, once you've starting watching enough people to make it interesting, that you can't seem to tear yourself away - it's just this mini-conversation, playing away in the back of your mind.

I'm still not totally sold on it's usefulness as a tool in libraries or in organisations, but it is a fantastic social networking tool, occupying that void between IM (too personal, too intrusive) and blogging (too much like hard work).

I'm here, by the by, should anyone be struck by the misplaced desire to listen to me witter about the cup of tea I'm drinking or the email I'm writing or whatever it is that I'm patently not doing, because obviously, the only thing I could be 'doing right now' is writing for Twitter :)

1 comment:

Xavier said...

Great post. I'm glad you use and like Twitbin. Sorry for making it easy for you to post and stay up to date, i seem to have the same problem, and ironically that's why we decided to develop the application. We are launching the next version later this afternoon, which will have a few fixed bugs, and allow links to all open in new tabs. So make sure to check our site to get it, and we will also have it up in the Firefox add-ons section. If you have any ideas or comments about Twitbin, please feel free to email us or post a comment on our blog.
Thanks again!
Xavier