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In case you’re one of the many who have joined twitter.com I just wanted you to know I’ve begun chirping in this new platform. Now, I’m not sure how long this is going to last, nor do I know how many times I’ll tweet. What I do know is, this is yet another venture into the social networking experiment.
I know what some of you may be thinking. Yet another responsibility to communicate in the social network abyss, another platform that you have to start assimilating to, more time on the computer and in the social network abyss when time is already in short supply and another strike against simplifying our lives and reducing information overload. The one thing I like about Twitter is that it’s not too much information nor a major time commitment. Twitter solves information overload by changing expectations traditionally associated with online communication. At Twitter, they ask one question, “What are you doing?”
Simplicity has played an important role in Twitter’s success. People are eager to connect with other people and Twitter makes that simple. Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web.
Finally, for those of you who are more discerning or protective of your Facebook or LinkedIn account and who you connect with, look at Twitter as your first step to start connecting with anyone and everyone, fast – sort of like the speed dating of social networking.
I hope you enjoy what I post and feel free to comment as I’d love to hear from you. Here’s the link to my twitter page in case you’d like to follow my chirping.