Twitter is a rapidly growing micro-blogging application which allows users to post one sentence summaries of their activities.
For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, here is a brief summary,
Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. Souce:Wikipedia
Basically, with one click you can follow and connect with your friends, celebrities and perhaps top names in your professional field.
But then what?
My opinion is that Twitter’s lack of purpose only furthers the impression that it is yet another unnecessary celebrity-driven success in a sea of online time-wasters.
Does anyone see any potential benefits for using Twitter, especially relating to engineers?