I’ve been using twitter a lot more lately. I have to admit it, I’m not totally sure why. There are probably a couple of reasons. Some of the reason are good (probably). But, one reason is that I just feel like I SHOULD. As a web developer, designer, etc. I just sort of feel like I should be using it. I’m not sure I need to or am really gaining anything out of it. But, I feel the pressure to do the latest, etc. And, twitter is one of those… So, I’m using it.
In just a couple of months of using Twitter, I’ve run across 15 or so people I’m following and about the same number who are following me. I guess that’s good.
I’ve put out some requests (tell me about good books, etc.) and received back some decent input.
And, as much as I hate to admit it, one of my favorites on Twitter is Barack Obama. I love how often he (I assume his staff) updates, how they direct me back to web site, etc. He’s now like the #3 most followed person on Twitter – behind Leo Laporte and Kevin Rose (#1)). Possibly as a political statement – I can’t even find the “OFFICIAL” John McCain twitter. That has got to say something about the two campaigns.
But, perhaps the most interesting thought about Twitter was found in this link:
Apparently, this church had a live Twitter feed going on during church. People contributed throughout the service. Very interesting. Not sure if it is the right technology or not, but it LOVE the thought. I love the idea that technology is about a whole lot more than just a cool web site, a new thing, etc. I love that technology can be about people. About community. About connecting people. I think that’s really the power.
Maybe Twitter is more valuable than I thought?