I’ve been experimenting with Twitter since April 2009. And I like it so far.
Twitter is a simple, adaptable micro-blogging and social networking platform. It’s like blogging, but posts are limited to 140 characters. It’s like Facebook’s status updates, but it’s open to the whole world.
Twitter’s flexibility allows you to publish from any device (web browser, iPhone, SMS, etc.) anything you like (updates on your daily routines, breaking political news, interesting tips, finds on the web, etc.)
So, how do I use Twitter and how it could be of use to you?
Here, in the ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE section of my web site, I tend to publish long, detailed posts that take a lot of time and effort to write and illustrate.
On Twitter, I publish brief, time-sensitive content:
I favor English as it’s understood globally, but I do mix in some tweets in French and Russian.
To stay up to date, I now prefer to follow Twitter updates instead of RSS updates. Probably because of the minimalism, ease-of-use and sociality.
If you’re subscribed to my RSS feed or, on the contrary, dislike RSS, you might want to try Twitter as an RSS replacement.
My Twitter use is still an on-going, real-time experiment. Follow me on Twitter to participate.
What do you think about Twitter? What would you like to see in my Twitter stream?
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