Well, I've finally succumbed to the World of Twitter. How did I ever live without it? Okay, sarcasm aside, it's fun to play with and what really sold me was Scott Hanselman's blog post on how it can provide us with an alternative to going through the 1-800 recorded messages from hell when trying to get customer support - the idea being that you have a fair chance of getting some attention the next time your cable acts up by mentioning it in Twitter. Apparently big companies are monitoring the big T by using its search facility. Ever wonder what's being said about you?
After signing up and spending an inordinate amount of time trying to conjure up something deep and meaningful under 140 characters, I downloaded TweetDeck. Then I signed up to http://bit.ly which basically provides the same URL-shortening service as http://tinyurl.com, except better. I have yet to check out TBuzz, Twitmatic, Twubs, TweetMic, Tweekdoku, Twadget, Twit4Live, Twittervision, Twitterholic........
It is estimated that there are currently over six million people "tweeting". More and more developers are using it to break news items and get quick answers to coding problems. You can find some of the top names in development circles using Twitter here.
Follow me on Twitter! I will include the Twitter logo in the new CodersBarn facelift.... soon.