Tuesday, March 10, 2009

...Twitter...

I haven't officially griped about Daylight Saving's Time, but it wasn't all that torturous this year, so I don't feel like it.

Pretend like I did.

Anywho, this may be an awful mistake, but I signed up for Twitter, hence the appearance of the feed on the left of the screen (for those of you who haven't upgraded to RSS feeds yet).

Anyway, Rocketboom did a bit on it (which I would link to directly, but their site seems to be behaving badly) noting that it's the one technology that's actually rivaling Google in terms of useful searches. Notably, Twitter search results update in seconds, whereas content can take hours to hit Google. Which is not to say that it could possibly replace Google, but it can capture a real-live information snapshot of what's going on right now. For example, if you want to know, say, how long the lines are at Six Flags, you can find that on Twitter, not so much on Google.

I've resisted Twitter in the past, mostly because I like to elucidate at length, which you just can't do in 140 characters. But I figure, what the hell? It's not like it's going to actually get in the way of anything--it takes all of a minute a day to put up a few updates. If it cuts into anything, it'll be blogging time.

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