After months of struggling to figure out how Twitter would work for me, I thing I have found it.
I am using it the way I used to use email newsletters – as a way of getting news. Sure, I follow people on there too – but I’ve found more use as a new feed. And, unlike Google Reader or other such tools, it is faster to scroll through. (I like reading the headlines – and click into what I’m truly interested in).
The Daily Green had a great link to an article they did about the Top 12 Foods to Buy Organic . Embedded in that article are the Top 10 Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic . Had I gone to their site, I doubt I would have noticed the article, to be honest. I don’t have that much time during the day to peruse the sites.
I have started following sites that hold a personal and professional interest for me. It’s actually been nice to scroll through and see what’s new. Like I said, I’m finding it more effective for this than I do a reader.
Do I update my own status? Occasionally. I have a friend who loves Twitter who was razzing me about that lately. I try to do it occasionally for her sake.
But, like I said, I’m finding it be a much more effective news feed.