Just before my blog went down, I started giving Twitter a try. While my blog was down, I got to know Twitter a lot better.
And I was wrong.
Before, when I said Twitter wouldn’t appeal to me? Yeah, I was wrong. It turns out, Twitter is a lot of fun to use. Trying to squeeze my thoughts into 140 characters or less is a neat exercise in writing haiku. And I get to throw one- or two-liners back and forth with my friends. All in all, Twitter is pretty cool.
But I missed blogging. Condensing thoughts down into Twitter-sized bites is fine, but there are some thoughts I have that need the longer form of blogging, some thoughts that just can’t be expressed in 140 characters or less.
Does Twitter have real library applications? I’m sure it does. I don’t know exactly what they are, but I feel pretty confident that libraries can take any technology and find a way to use it. In the mean time, I’m going to keep blogging and keep Twittering, for fun if nothing else.