Twitter is officially described as a "global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing?"

I know - it sounds silly, and can turn into another huge time-waster like Facebook or Orkut if you get addicted, but it's actually quite interesting and fun! I had signed up for it sometime ago, but just started using it yesterday after Dave joined and blogged about it.

The thing that appeals to me about Twitter is its simplicity. I added the bot to my GTalk contact list, and I can update my status just by sending an IM to it. When my friends post tweets, the bot notifies me too. Of course, you can also use the site directly, post tweets and receive updates via SMS, or use various third-party widgets/gadgets/apps. I have imov installed on my Wizard and it's always signed in to GTalk, so that works well for me on-the-go.

Another neat idea that people have come up with is using Twitter at tech conferences and events (like the Sundance Film Festival at the moment). It's not a replacement for blogs, but it's faster, easier and more convenient for people to post short, regular updates while they're moving around, even from their cellphones.

Are you on Twitter too? If not, try it out! It's fun, and you can always stop at any time. Add me to your friends list. :)

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