I finally signed up for Twitter a couple of months ago. I had been avoiding it because so many people said it is addictive. And it is, but not in a bad way.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service – meaning once you sign up (easily), you can send updates (or "tweets") of up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter web site. You choose people to follow so you can read their tweets, and people follow you to read yours. Over time, you’re part of a community.
If you’re boring, you could just post details of what you are doing, like drinking coffee, getting sleepy, etc.
Or you can be creative.
You can share insights you’ve had and resources you’ve found. You can ask questions and learn from people in your network. The cool thing is that you communicate quickly and you don’t have to be at your computer. You can use Twitter from your cell phone as well.
From an organizational standpoint, there is lots of potential. For example, universities are using Twitter to notify students about emergencies.
Learn more about how you can use Twitter by reading Dan York’s post, “The 10 ways I learned to use Twitter in 2007... (aka Why and How I use Twitter).”
Oh yeah, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/clgoodman