Twitter reminds me of a dumbed-down social networking site. The simplified design only allows for status updates and subscribing to see friends’ updates. The best use of the website is as a form of RSS reader. I started my account because one of my favorite blogs had started posting up-to-the-minute news to the site. As a tool for connecting with friends online, it is nearly useless. Many times, it serves only to provide you with mundane details of people’s lives. The 140 character limit makes it hard to post good quotes.
My roommate was one of the few people I bothered to add during my short time using Twitter. I would watch him type into his computer and then get up to leave the room. Seconds later I would get an update telling me he was out of the room, something I already knew. Oftentimes, my twitter status was the same as my status in my chat client and all of the people who could see my twitter were also on my buddy list.
The whole idea of Twitter seems redundent in the current social networking market. It really brings nothing new to the table except for fewer features. The streamlined design was appealing, but it was not worth remembering another set of login information.Read More