I started playing with Twitter
. Twitter is very similar to a blog, only the Items are very small. And it is very easy to update. Items can be gathered either on a web-page
or in a RSS-feed. And there are also Clients that allow to post new Twitter Items, such as Twitterific
. It is also possible to add a List of recent Twitter Items to your web-page as a widget. It all reminds me of the way Dave Winer is using his blog.
One of the questions is whether Twitter Items are MicroContent. A Twitter Item consist of an author, a piece of text (description, title? what is the max length?), a post-date, a permalink and the posting source (for instance 'from web', 'from txt', 'from twitterrific'). One can delete a Twitter Item and assign an Item as a personal favorite.
Twitter Items can be mashed, for instance by combining the Items for multiple authors. And thanks to their API there might come others ways of using Twitter.
The last thing that remains is the question why one should use this. It looks interesting and could be used to register your attention, or your location. It is much faster than blogging and much simpler. I'll use it for a while and see whether it will stay.
[Inspiration Loic LeMeur]