Figuring out Twitter

A while back, I asked folks over on my other blog to talk to me about Twitter. I do use it, but felt I hadn’t quite “gotten” it yet: it continued to feel like an inferior version of Facebook. But I’ve finally figured out the difference: while Facebook is great for following people and maintaining relationships, Twitter is better for following topics and events. Keeping up with news in your field(s) of interest, or tuning in to voices coming out of a scene of revolution or disaster. It’s a news feed, not a community bulletin board or cafe.

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