Twitter and

Walter Higgins says:

It’s just occurred to me why I don’t like twitter – It doesn’t fulfill any need that isn’t already fulfilled by I usually post a note alongside each bookmark which lets me micro-blog (post short comments without having to think too much). If I want to signal to someone to take a look at the bookmarked item I just tag it for:[nameofperson] which I suppose you could loosely call ‘chat’. Since I gave up personal blogging, has fulfilled a need for short-hand blogging. Thinking about it – twitter is like but without the bookmarks – viewed in that light it really is hard to understand why anyone would use twitter.

To my mind, though, there’s a big difference:

  • My page is where I post things I’m reading, and things I think others may be interested in reading;

  • My twitter page is where I post things I’m doing, and chat.

There’s no way I’d try to hold a conversation in my bookmarks! ;) Different tools for different uses.

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  1. Posted March 23, 2007 at 15:40 | Permalink

    I have been trying out Twitter, and although only a few friends have joined with me in trying it, we are enjoying it so far.

    I can see how it would overload you if you had too many friends on it though…

  2. Posted March 23, 2007 at 21:27 | Permalink

    Many of twitter’s advocates cite it as great way to do shorthand blogging and this is what I see as’ strength. I can bookmark something and add my own short contextual message and even address it to certain people.

    Most of my friends don’t blog, don’t have flickr accounts and have never heard of twitter and to be honest I wouldn’t have it any other way. Blasphemy !

  3. Posted March 25, 2007 at 00:33 | Permalink

    Is it getting in the way of your Ninja duties?

  4. ben
    Posted March 26, 2007 at 19:12 | Permalink
  5. Posted March 26, 2007 at 19:47 | Permalink

    Ben — I roffled.