The twitter service is getting increasing buzz in higher ed, so I joined up this morning.   Wikipedia describes twitter as a micro-blogging service, that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates, which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.   A user reports to the service as often as he likes, either by text message or through a website, and that short report is broadcast to all the users followers in the twitter network.   The whole thing can be managed through a mobile phone.

Some say that twitter is a bona fide game changer.

Problem is, its a social networking system that is kinda dependent on having a social network.   Once I created an account, the service combed through my email address book to see who was registered with twitter that I could link up with .  The only persons it found were nephew Austen (natch), sis-in-law Louise, and several work acquaintances with whom I am not social.   For me, this aint gonna happen.

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  1. So I started twittering and will give it a chance. So far, Bob and I just seem to twitter back and forth to each other, we might as well just text each other and save the world from our trivia. I guess I need to twitter more profoundly.


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