I have known about Twitter for a long time but since I already tracked my friends on Facebook, LiveJournal and other blogs, I didn’t really want to add yet another website to add to my “check regularly” list. Besides, I didn’t know anyone who Twittered, besides a few high-profile celebrities.
But now my list of Twittering friends has grown – as have the uses for Twitter. It’s pretty remarkable what it can be used for. Obviously there are the promotional and marketing purposes, but the real-time status updates are very powerful too (it was really fascinating to read the updates by those affected by Hurricane Gustav).
Another thing that has changed since Twitter first appeared is the increased integration of web technologies. So I don’t need to check x number of blogs, Facebook, LiveJournal and then the Twitter website. The Twitter application for Facebook and RSS feeds straight to my Google Reader mean that I only have to keep an eye on two websites for all my internet news updates.
So, I have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon – perhaps quite late – but better late than never. There may not be too many updates from me, but if you’d like, you can now follow me on Twitter!