Over the years I’ve been on everything IRC, ICQ, MSN messenger, MySpace, Facebook and its German equivalent Studivz, Flickr, Blogger, Twitter…. You name it I’ve been there. Few things lasted.
MySpace? Boring. Facebook? Fun for a while. After the initial curiosity has been satisfied? Back to being bored. Flickr? Still use it to update people that I can’t see regularly. Blog? Love it. Started in 2005 to update friends and family on my Ireland adventures. Then stopped, as a few people read the blog I didn’t want on there. Deleted all old posts and started over in 2007. For a while there it was THE thing and I am still into it. Twitter is however the hype at the moment and I wonder how long it will last.
Twitter is awesome. Easy to use, fast and news spread faster than a wildfire. If the trend continues Twitter could even move onto Google’s turf as some kind of real-time news search engine. Application such as Tweetdeck already give you the opportunity to check what is being twittered about right now and search.twitter.com is great for finding tweets on things of interest.
Twitter is great. I ♥ it. In today's fast paced world it is perfect for news junkies and folks with "ADD" and the attention span of a goldfish. Not always reliable but then again, what is? In the end it is entertaining. No wonder paper and magazine sales are plummeting.
So tell me what of the above you’re using and what you enjoy the most.