I’ve officially hopped on the bandwagon…or branch/wire/breeze…and started tweeting.
upside: quick news and you can pick what you follow
downside: back-and-forth twitter wars, pointless re-tweets, and people who feel the need to share everything with the world
Twitter seemed pointless to me for years, but I started an account last month partially as research for my communications classes and partially because I keep hearing about how people get the most up-to-date news that way. I’ve been converted. Following mainly local and national news sites, I get to see what’s happening right now, even if I can’t pick up the Times or the Oregonian (or get the Sacramento Bee for back home). Of course there are always classmates to follow, yoga groups, travelling bloggers and TV shows. I think it’s best to keep the number of people you’re “following” pretty small though, or else it’s this huge deluge of information that overwhelms you.