I wish I could find them now, but the first couple of times I heard about Twitter about 18 months ago, it was in a couple of disparaging reviews of the application. They went somewhere along the lines of "why in the world would anyone want to know what you're doing ALL THE TIME? How self-absorbed." Well anyone who has a blog is already struggling with self-absorption anyway, so cross that one off the list. But I get that first response every time I try to explain Twitter. My answer is that everybody has a few people, i.e. a circle of friends , that do want to know what each other is doing, maybe not ALL the time, but a lot of the time.
As far as my outgoing Twitter posts go, I've pretty much got it down to a science. I twit, you see it here and here and here, and soon perhaps here as well. Blogging about going to the bathroom is boring (unless you're Carlos and Heather), but using twitter to fill in the gaps between blog posts is pretty cool.
Incoming tweets? That's another story. I get an unsettling feeling every time I get a text notification, and that happens way too much with Twitter. Plus the cell phone bill the last two months has been a little ridiculous. So I mostly check them online, and turn it on from my cell phone when I'm bored.
Go ahead. Sign up. You know you want to. And look me up. My profile is marklee3d...