Rethinking Twitter

Twitter has been good to me, but it’s also bad for me

Twitter has been my primary way of interacting over the internet for a few years now.  I started using Twitter at a time when I really wanted a centralized way of interacting with people and information over the internet.  I had dismissed Twitter previously because the few times I looked at it, it looked like a bunch of self-important young people talking about what they had for breakfast, or this great beer they found, or other stuff that basically resembled the banal conversation I was trying to avoid by going on the internet in the first place.  What I found after giving it a fair shake was that Twitter does give a good centralized location from which to fan out web browsing.  The really useful posts on Twitter are the ones that contain links to interesting articles, news items and blogs. Continue reading “Rethinking Twitter”