THERE'S A LOT TO BE SAID about placing your stool online and as one of several hundred Irish bloggers using Twitter, I have an opinion about using Twitter as a place to chat. After more than 6000 messages there, some in the public eye and others direct messages, I cannot say it's my favourite cup of tea. That's because Twitter never wanted to be more than a minimalistic place where you could occasionally hook up and chat. Twitter is like a public bus. You jump aboard for a while, mingle, and maybe catch up with messages on your phone. But as many people with more patience than myself have noticed, it's not a place you can go if your friends are an ocean away in time. That's because it's hard to go back in time with Twitter and it's sometimes difficult to figure out if anyone was trying to reach you on Twitter. A lot of my Twitter friends are getting browned off about Twitter's reliability and have started limiting their visits (see the stats above), but, hey! I'm not complaining. Twitter is free and it satisfies the minimalist urges inside me. And it verifies I'm more interested in threads of conversation that actually congeal into productive action. Sometimes those threads start on Twitter but they are more likely to coalesce in some other space.
I hang out as topgold on Twitter.
Mike Arrington -- "Twitter Conversations Come to a Screaming Halt"
Mark Hopkins -- "My Last Post about Twitter, Ever"
Mark Hodson -- "What's more irritating? A dead Twitter or whining users?"