Twitter? Hrm. Ok…

Yoav’s post about twitter was interesting:

http://yoavs.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-curious-thing-about-twitter.html

Personally, I don’t really see the appeal. So far there are only two uses I have for it:

  • Lance Armstrong writes a fair bit, and even posts some pictures, and since I am a huge cycling fan, that’s kind of fun to read.

  • I use the search API to keep track of people talking about my stuff… Hecl, LangPop.com, and so on. That’s kind of handy, but it feels more like a big wiretap than a “conversation”.

Other than that, it’s another firehose of data that I really don’t need – I probably read too much junk on the internet as it is.