Yes. I still hate Twitter. But over the last month, I finally found an awesome use for it… talking to people.
I heard everyone mention chatting on Twitter, but it’s such a useless medium for any real communication. However, if you want to reach someone fast, they’re usually on Twitter. They frequently respond. Or if they don’t, I guess I just don’t care.
Let me better explain. A couple weeks ago, I wanted to get a band on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I emailed. I had no response. So I Tweeted. In a matter of hours, they got back to me and boom, they submitted to the podcast.
The other thing I like about it is that email is overwhelming. Mine is fairly well-organized these days, but when I get long emails, and most are long, it’s tough getting down to the nitty gritty and responding to the main point that needs it. I love that.
I’m very results-oriented. I like to cross things off my fragmented list, but I still have 250 emails sitting unresolved in my main inbox.
With Twitter, I can get stuff done easily. Maybe if people realize I’ve returned, I’ll get overwhelmed once again and hate it more. But for now it works.
Oh. That said, I still barely look at my feed. Oh well.
You can find me at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/twitter