This past week I’ve been twittering a lot more than before! Thanks to Olivier who switched me on to Twitterific, an extremely cool little app that sits in the bottom of my screen and updates whenever one of my Twitter friends makes a comment. I also like Twitterific because it only works on macs; in a world of ‘sorry that’s pc only’ it makes a pleasant change. 🙂
I’ve noticed that there are two approaches to Twittering:
- The Literal – ie. answering the call “What are you doing now?” I’m in this camp and enjoy posting about the fact that I’m singing along to Damien Dempsey on Wednesday, or sharing a website that made me laugh. Stewart Curry is at this too – and God, I thought I had cheesy taste in music!
- The Microblogger – people who post in an abbreviated way to how they’d post their blog. In fact, Niall Larkin has just announced that he’s taking a blog holiday to concentrate on microblogging. These tend to be links to sites/articles/news and are informative/educational in nature.
Neither is right nor wrong. Because it’s how you make it. But I have enjoyed an extra layer of communication this week. It hasn’t affected my productivity. And it’s helped me get answers to some things when I needed them. So go Twitter!