Twitter has yet to catch on in a big way in Australia, and whilst I’d heard that its popularity in the United States equaled that of Facebook (a tool that I’m pretty comfortable with these days), I was curiously baffled and generally unclear as to:
- What it is;
- How to use it;
- Why it’s useful
Within about ten minutes, it all became clear (thanks to the very eloquent teachings of Mike McFadden of The Society during a few moments of free time).
It’s a social networking tool that allows you to keep you and your friends, family, colleagues and associates updated with what you’re doing, thinking and planning.
Just one informal sentence can easily keep you on track, be at the forefront of people’s minds (discretionary of course) and generally very much live in the present.
Furthermore, for any one that travels it has the prospect of being a god send. As I sit on the train to NYC I can already tell how it’s keeping those at home in Australia up-to-date with what’s going on despite being hemisphere’s apart, and for those that I’m meeting in NYC they know that our plans are on track.
Have a look at the Twitter website, and after just a few entries I’m sure you’ll find a place for it in your lives.
follow Simon on Twitter: www.twitter.com/simonturner
follow Michael on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mmarquette