I believe I understand Twitter. I don’t love it’s 140 character limit sometimes, but it’s a nice challenge for those of us in academe who need a fresh reminder not to use so many big words all the time. (Thank goodness APA format is only one space between sentences!)
My new understanding of twitter has come from the realization that it has significantly reduced my desire to blog. I now microblog. What I can’t microblog due to length, media type, or privacy usually never makes a non-micro blog (e.g. this space).
However, I have been thinking about bloggable-issues, and might return more regularly again soon. Until then, you’ll have to follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lesliegates.