I’m a fairly recent adopter of Twitter having only started using it a couple of months ago, despite knowing about it for a year or more – and having some preconceptions which stopped me using it. Well I’d thoroughly recommend it as a business and social tool. This video cast explains my views best:
The real reasons I recommend twitter is that it isn’t just an Instant Message status tool. I can convey feeling, mood, actions, next actions, all in a context which is recorded and hence people can view a historic timeline of my twitters. This is really useful in a team, especially my team which is geographically dispersed. It also allows me to understand more about colleagues workstyles and mood – very important when you aren’t co-located – I won’t know if you are ill or feeling rough, but with twitter I will.
Useful applications which extend twitter are:
Facebook status / twitter integration