I’ve taken a leaf from Daniel’s book and started Twittering. I’ve been looking at it for a while but have only just got around to setting up the account, integrating it with my Facebook and upgrading my blogging software so I could easily add it to my blog.
For those who don’t know Twitter is a web based piece of social software that allows you to let people know what you are doing and to keep track of what others are up to. Posts on Twitter are called tweets and are limited to 140 characters, similar in length to SMS messages. You can use it to let friends know where you are or what you are up doing (you can get messages on your phone via SMS, via IM or on the web) or use it as a micro-blog, which is how I intend to use it. Every now and then I’ll just write what I’m doing, what I’m thinking of or links to things I find interesting.
There’s an RSS feed to keep track of this mini-blog, or my username on Twitter is awmalloy if anyone wants to follow me. For those of you who don’t use RSS and still make the journey to my site each time you can see the last 3 tweets on the side bar.