As a Twitterer from way back in the day (offline translation: 6 weeks ago), it's been fascinating to watch this service ebb and flow. Or, at least, ebb and flow with the people who I'm friends with on the service.
I don't know all that many people to be truthful, so maybe some of you have had a different experience, but it seemed for a while that Twitter might plateau and die. But increasingly I see that this service as a kind of fascinating sociological study.
Anyway, if you're hedging on joining Twitter, here are a couple of reasons to join up and see if it sticks for you:
UPDATE: One more sexy reason to love Twitter... (follow the link)
I fraking love Twitter. I only wish I had found it sooner. I think it was Chris Brogan's blog where I first saw twitter. Been twittering ever since. And your right Steve, it's great to see how everyone uses it differently.
Everyone enlightened me just last night about Twitter. I can't believe I'd been missing out for 6+ weeks. It's okay, I'm all settled into my account; now I can inundate all of you with even more menial details of my life. muahaha...
Lan Bui said:
Twitter is really cool, it is kind of voyeur (istic?) though. Kind of cool and taboo feeling, yet it is just what others want to tell you.
I think it is like the "where you at?" that everyone always asks at the start of a cell phone conversation. Maybe that was their idea, to solve that question.
Man... I was all excited when you said Clinton had a twitter account... I should have known!!
steve garfield said:
I resisted Twitter for a while.
I knew Chris Brogan was on it so one day I sent him an SMS telling him I was at the train station.
I didn't get it.
Then I joined.
Added friends, yet again, on yet another social network.
But this time it was different.
Although I had thought that it would be silly to post about what I was doing every minute of the day, I found that I could send out a question to my friends and get a quick answer.
There is a living and breathing community here. It's not static. It's alive!
I asked Casey to join. She hasn't yet.
I told her, "Resistance is futile."
I thought that was funny.
I hope she joins soon.