And also of course a friend updater and connector.
So why don’t I use it? I think because it’s also a fire hose threatening to extinguish my own thoughts. Or maybe because, when used superbly, each tweet is like a single drop of an essential oil, but it’s hard for everyone to use anything superbly all the time, so the stream of thoughts consists of all of these very different intriguing essential oils all mixed together, along with a lot of non-intriguing vapors, and it takes time to go through and pick out the most intriguing and useful droplets, that also are most relevant, etc., etc., and then what do I do with them, where do I put them, how do I find them again, because I can’t follow-up on very many at a time.
I recently decided to follow a single tweeter (Beth Kanter), who happens to be a consistently superb tweeter, prolifically producing tweets that have a high degree of relevance for me. I have the same problem as described above, but much less so, and I *have* taken the time to pick up some of the jewel drops, and they were great.
Maybe it’s my body-type, and that my digestive system can get easily overloaded. But really, the reason I don’t use it is because I haven’t. Maybe I will. (Now that it’s no longer one of *the* new things.)