I opened an account in Twitter this week. All I knew about twitter was, twitter is something the celebrities use to make an announcement to world. Instead of calling a media/press conference, you just tweet. But my views have changed. In going over the twitter site and participating in it, I love it. Instead of sending many messages to one person, in twitter, you send one message to many persons. It is like sending an email to entire company employees. It is a source of information you can catch up on the issues you are interested in. If done right, it has many benefits. I also find it as a useful alternative to survey people’s opinions and feedback. I found out I can connect with everyone I know and I don’t know instantly. Surprisingly it is less annoying because of micro-blogging – mini updates or mini requests.
I can seek an expert opinion
I can have a meaningful discussion without getting overwhelmed or bored.
It not only lets you know what rest of world is doing but also thinking
It can be your personal dairy
I find micro-blogging is more useful than blogging except that you cannot send a lengthy message. It opens up to everyone and anyone to connect with people and even build a support network. For spreading a good cause or an interesting information or valuable ideas or wisdom, twitter is ideal as it can reach millions around world. As a matter of fact, anyone can become popular.
My only concern is, it is kind of good for people with short attention span.