By way of giving advice and/or comparing notes with other bloggers who use them, I thought last night I'd write some thoughts on some of the big social-networking sites: which ones I use, and which ones I get the most benefit from.
First up, there's my new account on Twitter. Yes, I resisted joining Twitter for a long time, and the thing that still bothers me most about it is the same thing that kept me from signing up originally: the 140-character limit makes it almost impossible to have a real conversation.
That said, I've found Twitter unexpectedly useful in a different way: I find I'm often using it as a scratchpad - for bookmarking links to stories I want to write about, or for quickly jotting down ideas that work their way into posts later.
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Via Martin Gysler