I just looked over to my right to see a newspaper lying out. I caught the quote: "Both men, incidentally, mentioned how their mother's enjoyed reading their updates."
Whoa, I thought, that's an article about blogging - specifically, Twittering, and sure enough, it was.
The tone of the Wall Street Journal article by Lee Gomes, is basically the same perspective that I blogged about earlier. Twitter, on its own or among strangers is of limited value. Used to connect up a core group of friends or family, and the game changes.
You suddenly have "social peripheral vision" (as the folks at Twitter apparently put it). That is, you can stay connected with a minimum of effort.
As I said in my last post - this, I got to try.
I've started the first stage of this trial by starting to log my current status to Twitter. As you can see, I've added it to my blogger sidebar. This actually gives an up to the minute feel to my blog, which I suppose may be worth it on it's own.
Next, I need to add some friends. Wanna be my friend? I'm not quite sure about this part of the service. Who on Earth wants to stay that in sync with me? But, I'll figure that out eventually too.