How can you coherently explain the need for people to communicate through a public (and searchable) interface to each other via 140 characters or less?
And this morning I realised that all you need to know can be found in Saturday Night Live.
The sketches. As a blogger/sketch writer, you can develop your thoughts, introduce complex concepts and take a “deep dive” into your subject matter. You can give it some more cow-bell.
Weekend Update. A chance to informally throw out pithy comments, and have a dialogue on, anything that interests you. Found a link or had a quick thought? Want to add your insight to an existing conversation? Micro-blog it!
Micro-blogging means you don’t need to take that initial thought and spend the time to develop it into a full on blog post – although you could if you wanted to. (this post could’ve easily been a Twitter update.
Micro-blogging means no more boring “link posts” which no one reads anyway. Add some value to your community by Twittering your interesting links.
Micro-blogging means the chance to get immediate feedback from your social graph. No one reads your boring link posts anyway, and just a few more read your emails with links in. So why put any more effort into them? Copy, paste to Twitter and hit update. Quick. Easy.