By Steve Outing
I’ve written periodically about Twitter, as a new form of (really short) writing. I still haven’t figured out how to best use it — that is, what to write about when I’ve only got 140 characters. But now I’m getting periodic notifications when someone signs up to follow my Twitter log. (I follow a couple of friends’ and colleagues’ Twitter logs, myself.) The numbers are still minuscule, but I’m starting to feel the pressure to put something interesting up there!
As any journalist knows, it’s often easy to write long than write short. To keep the word count down and still express yourself is not always easy. So Twitter isn’t as easy as it looks, unless you just use it for mindless drivel.