Twitter is ghastly. All these little updates every day - several times a day.
Pithy aphorisms from people all over the world none of whom matter.
You could spend your LIFE staring blankly at the screenful of twitter updates.
But it's also quite brilliant. One message and everyone who wants to has received the information.
I just put tweetdeck on my phone after realising somewhat slow anbd dimly that twitter is a great tool
for communicating information about events here to prospective participants.