What’s all the fuss about Twitter?

Observant readers will have noted that they can now follow me on Twitter – just click on the link on the sidebar that says “Follow my Twitters.”

I’m a newcomer to this new thing called Twitter – though I can sense something of a little irony in it being called that. I’m an avid birder after all.

I recently read an article that explained a little more about what this fuss is all about.  It’s called Twitter? It’s what you make it. Worth going over there to have a quick read.

I’m still experimenting in how to most effectively use it to enhance my writing. If you have any ideas, I’d appreciate a few comments.

Good writing.


3 Responses to “What’s all the fuss about Twitter?”

  1. Wendy says:

    I’m following you now! I love how twitter updates on my blog and facebook. I’m not sure how it might enhance one’s writing apart from encouraging brevity!

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks Wendy. I’m still in the early days of using Twitter. I’m investigating ways of using it to promote my blogs and my writing. I’m open to ways of using it creatively.

    One great creative way I saw earlier today was a large group of people (not sure how many) using it to publish their Haiku. This form of poetry lends itself brilliantly to the Twitter concept of being precise.

  3. Mike says:

    I was a little bit confused at first because I thought Twitter was something for birders as well (I’m a avid birder). I then found a new and upcoming site called ChirpTracker (http://www.chirptracker.com), which basically is a Twitter for birders but with a lot of great, birder specific features. I now am using my ChirpTracker account for my bird related life and my Twitter account for my personal, non-birding, everyday life. The really cool part about it is you can update Twitter from ChirpTracker, so you can still keep the two lives connected. All of these new “social” sites are really neat! I haven’t found how Twitter really improves my writing yet, but Twitter and ChirpTracker allow me to share and receive my information a lot faster and in very manageable amounts which is what is very intriguing to me.