Twitter – the Charles Darwin of Blogging


I totally Dig Twitter!!! I am a Twittering fool. There, I said it. Twitter is a micro-blogging platform that allows you to shoot out little and regular updates of what you are doing, thinking, etc. People get to “follow” you and your twitter updates (Tweets), and you “follow” others as well. Granted, a community will form around banalities, and I do not know whether that is a good thing or not – Tweets have recently included a guy live blogging about his airplane crash as it happened (link).

Twitter is a platform that is increasingly being used via 3G and via SMS texts, thus taking a “web” technology offline and onto the streets, where life happens. Your Twitter can also be integrated with other Social Media such as Facebook, BeenUp2, Myspace, and Plaxo, among others, so your tweets appear as Status updates on these other platforms.

Twitter will not replace blogging, it will save it. There is a certain Darwinian element to twitter whereby most of the junk that I am bound to spew out loud will find its way into several Tweets everyday, thus leaving serious blog content to find its way onto this blog. Whereas there is a slowing down in post-frequency, the content of these posts tends to be of a better quality. It weeds-out the rubbish, leaving the way clear for some serious blogging thought. I would not have it any other way.

Do you Twitter? If not, you should. Go here, open an account and add me.

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