CBS Morning Show was knocking twittering. However, I find it really useful and I know some other people do too.
Right now, I have my blogs, Twitter, and Facebook tied together. Within thirty minutes of finishing this blog post, the title and the first sentence will be on Twitter. I love that -- as I think one good use for Twitter is letting people know you have posted on your blog.
The biggest thing I use Twitter for is to ask questions -- for example, I might be stuck on figuring out how something works -- I'll ask a quick question on twitter and within a few minutes/hours, I get an answer. It might be a technical question, a diabetes management issue, or even a dog issue. That's the power of twitter -- the quickest feed back you can get.
Yes, I will research the problem on the internet in the meantime, sometimes finding that answer faster, but not always.
It's also good for short communication -- a lot of times I twitter someone rather than emailing them. Heck, I don't have email addresses on a lot of my twitter friends.
If the conversation gets longer, and is worth a blog post, I'll do that, and then point to the blog post. That's worked really well in the past and I am sure I'll do that again.
So far, Twitter has been very valuable. It's helped me solved problems in the lab and it even helped me give a Twitte friend transportation on a tough day. So yep, it's useful if you use it right.
Okay, I'll admit blow by blow twitts on a football game are annoying. Especially college football.