Facebook was designed to create a network of permitted people. Twitter is a form of blogging, but reduced to 140 character snippets. You can restrict what people see, or let it be open to the public. As you wish. You can gather followers (people who receive your posts) and follow others (read their posts).
The secret, as with anything published, is to have something genuiinely interesting to say, and say it succinctly. Don’t post “Have been to bog. Bum sore”. Post something interesting and valuable. Accept that, if you have nothing to say, you need not be obliged to say anything.
depends whoyou follow. got into it a few weeks back and it is quite adictive. Assuming you have a curtain twitching personality. Get a few insights and exclusives. Was nice to follow the Tour of California from a different view point, as following Lance and Ivan Basso.
Actually if he was twittering I might just be tempted to give it a go out of morbid curiousity.
“Stopped to take another photo”
“Girl I’m following has a very nice bum. Could overtake and go a lot faster, but don’t think I’ll bother”
one of the manchester evening news jurno’s used twitter to report on the results of the manc con charge announcements – which was useful while i couldnt get a radio stream – thankfull the stream started after she stopped posting halfway through the results