Recently at the prompting of a consultant I am working with, I expanded my productive use of social media beyond my usual fare of www.linkedin.com, www.facebook.com, www.del.icio.us.com and www.plaxo.com to include www.twitter.com. Twitter, on which one tweets or twitters, is a social media service based on the premise of one communicating (in mini-blog posts of less than 140 characters) “What Are You Doing?” to their “followers” as often as they like all day.
On the flip side, I have found that my own twittering has benefited me in: 1) allowing me to compile a running diary of my own activities, insights and perceptions throughout the day, 2) contributing to the community of individuals who are “following” me as they are interested in the same things I am and 3) expanding my network beyond that I have gathered on the services I already use.
For some, this will be yet another overwhelming item they have to attend to in their busy day, and this crowd would stay away, but for those who want to offer knowledge to a “community of interest” as well serendipitously gain the same, I recommend you try this service out. Let me know what you think when you do and feel free to follow me at "cadelarge" if you do.