Haven't used twitter.com in two years, and only really fiddled with it then, maybe it will be better now that everyone is using it? You may remember (what, you don't..?) I experimented with it for work but that didn't catch anyone's imagination either so I stopped. Had a heated discussion with some friends yesterday about it's usefulness and so on. Rolled out my hackneyed view of it:
I like blogging - it's people writing about stuff, even though no-one's actually reading it. The only downside of it is you have to think of something to say. Twitter solves that, still no-one's reading it, but now you don't even need to think of anything to say.
Have been wondering for a while about whether I could use it as a tool for my work, rather than just a promotional device. We have another system that I've been trying to hack timesheet info into, adding simple codes like PC:h1 and PC:m30 into the status updates of to say "PC spent 1 hour on this", "PC spent 30 minutes on this"... if I asked people to put this into their twitter updates instead (and the young folk at work would have no problem with this I'm sure) I could grab the info back from the twitter accounts that I follow... would need to extend the code along the lines of person:project:time then.
Paul Clarke's blog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Married to Clare + dad to 2, I am a full-stack web developr, and I do js / nodejs, some ruby, python, php ect ect. I like pubbing, running, eating, home automation and other diy stuff, history, family tree stuff, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.