SQL Server Performance, Best Practices, & Productivity
Always in pursuit of the elusive creature known as Work/Life Balance, I discard activities which monopolize my scarce bandwidth. I even struggled with tagging this post under "Productivity". Yet it struck me that Twitter was reaching critical mass, so I thought I ought to see what all the buzz was about. With a shortcut on my Links command bar, how much time could Twitter consume, what with its 140-character limit per Tweet, eh?
Coincidentally—I won't say serendipitously—one of my favorite commentators, Andrew Ferguson, has a feature on Twitter & its Twits & Tweets in the latest-&-greatest Weekly Standard:
Twits on Parade: Twittering is the newest of the new media. And the worst
Entertaining as his writing is, Andrew's opinion of Twitter is less than auspicious. For now, though, I'm a Twitter.
Do you agree with Andrew that Twitter is the YouTube of 2008?
As Halloween rapidly approaches, I can't resist the corny wordplay: Happy Twitter: Twit or Tweet! Tweet me at http://twitter.com/aspiringgeek.
I would say no, because YouTube is actually useful.
I would beg to differ with Kevin above, I use both to market my business and both have positive and negative sides. Although YouTube is very good to drive traffic if you make a good video, Twitter is good to let your following know of important stuff going on with your business.
@Beth: Interesting--I'll remain mindful. (Interesting site, btw!)
@Kevin: Ha! I was in your camp, & I'm still wondering--especially after reading Andre Ferguson's article. If you've not already done so, I invite you to do so--it's a hoot.