The Twitter Experiment

Tara commented on my previous post the same concern I have.  I don't know what to do with Twitter, I don't see the big deal.  This is true.  First of all, I don't want to use it to tell people where I am every minute of the day.  I kind of value my privacy too much to do that.  Unfortunately, being unemployed does not make for interesting tweeting.  I can see some good uses for this technology especially with my old job. I used to find myself in the middle of large, noisy factories with a technical problem which made hard to hear on the phone.  Having the whole engineering department in one Twitter group would have been helpful.  Technical service could really be improved with this service and make things more efficient, especially with photos enabled.  So there is one practical use for this service.  I am assuming that users can have updates sent to their cell phones or Blackberries. As far as personal use, I think it could get tired after a while.  How long will people want to keep following each other or celebrities?  I haven't even looked at a celebrity site yet and I'm already tired of that aspect.  I have a feeling the general public will have fun with it for a while, help work out the bugs, improvements will be made and grow tired of it.  I also see this and other technologies disconnecting people from one another.  That will have to wait for another time.