After using Twitter for the better part of December, I’m sad to say that I’m already sold. Sad because I don’t want another social network to maintain (side note: Twitter just joined up with Google Friend Connect — but my patience with Google’s user data empire is wearing thin). But sold because out of all those small bits of insight into people’s lives, there’s quite a bit of useful information in there. Plus, at the most basic level, it outsources the “status update” function on Facebook (just install the Twitter application so that your “tweets” automatically update your Facebook status).
This Common Craft YouTube video pretty much explains the basics of Twitter, and why I’ve come to enjoy using it as a means of personal expression (it also uses the same style of simple illustration I talked about in my post about UPS Whiteboard ads):
So, friends, I’m curious to know: has anyone joined Twitter recently but subsequently decided to drop it? If so, why?