Recently, I’ve been forcing myself to get out of my comfort zone and play around with some of the new Web 2.0 technologies that are growing in popularity. One of the most notable is Twitter, an online tool that enables you to post extremely brief summaries of what you’re currently doing or working on (140 characters or less).
If you want to keep up with what someone is doing, you can “follow” them. This adds their Twitter messages (called “tweets”) to the main page of your Twitter account. It’s a nice way to track all of the people whose thinking and ideas you admire. You can also comment on people’s tweets, which makes it a way to solicit feedback from your followers. I’m a bit skeptical about how practical this service really is, but I’m giving it a shot.
I recently set up a Twitter account, which will be used to keep everyone up to date on the latest posts to my Innovation Weblog and this Mind Mapping Software Blog, as well as to alert you to other things I’m working on. Please click here to read my Twitter postings or sign up to “follow” me.
See you on Twitter!