Sure, Twitter is banal and trivial, full of self-promotion and outright spam. So is the Internet. The difference between seeing Twitter as a waste of time or as a powerful new community amplifier depends entirely on how you look at it – on knowing how to look at it… To oversimplify, I think successful use of Twitter means knowing how to tune the network of people you follow, and how to feed the network of people who follow you.
I have only recently started “tweeting” (find me at @mchris4duke), and am still working on the right mix of “tuning and feeding.”
Feel free to drop me some suggestions on who to follow …
* “Online Instigator” is just about the coolest tagline I’ve seen in a long time.