It's 12:28 a.m. and the huge list of things I wanted to get accomplished tonight didn't get accomplished. I was working through a section of my google reader (my new strategy!) and came across a post I found to be very interesting.
So....I threw the link up on Twitter to see if anyone cared to chat about it. Oh did they ever! A long chat ensued. While I enjoyed the chat, my to-do list gathered dust. I mean, I was still able to get a little done as I chatted, but it was quite the discussion!
This is the only downside to Twitter. For the most part, I'm a huge fan of Twitter. I feel like I've gotten to know other bloggers, authors, and bookish people so much better since being on Twitter. If I have a question, I almost always have an instant answer.
The downside is just how much time I can lose having fun!!
But the discussion tonight...it was an important one. It's the kind of discussion book bloggers and book reviewers need to be having. You can get the gist of the conversation by following the link at the beginning of the post.
Anyway, all of this reminded me of a video I've been wanting to share:
I hate this video. First of all, why does the guy that uses Twitter look like the dork and the guy that thinks Twitter is dumb look like the cool guy? (when are they going to get that Geeks rule the world??????)
Secondly, I use Twitter for conversation (over 80% of my tweets are @replies) and have never said anything to the effect of "cool tweet!"
Lastly, I use Twitter to talk to my friends...but I also use other means to talk to friends.
Right now Twitter is getting so popular I wonder how long it can last. I used to love facebook, too, and then they got power hungry. I fear Twitter shall charge down that path. But for the moment, I mostly love it even if I didn't get a darned thing done tonight.
(okay fine. I did laugh at the fail whale part)
Do you use Twitter? (if so, follow me)! What do you use Twitter for? If you don't use Twitter, do you honestly think we only talk about what we had for breakfast?