One of the reasons my post frequency is down is because I use Twitter to share links of what I think is important as well as advertise Time Out on Pirate Christian Radio. Some people choose to “tweet” what they’re listening to or announce that they HAVE THE NEW IPHONE 3GS OMG!!!! or other crazy things that aren’t the most useful to everyone else. Twitter is intended to be a simple tool: you answer one question, “What are you doing?” It’s a one-line quick advertising channel.
Twitter has a “reply” feature, and the temptation is there to carry on a conversation in Twitter. I’m guilty, and I need to stop. Twitter isn’t the best place to have a conversation: the 140-character limit is too small, and it’s too easy to come in to the middle of a conversation.
Blogs aren’t going away just yet. Perhaps we ought to revive such things to bring conversations out of the Twitter firehose. Don’t use facebook; that gets blocked by corporate firewalls.