I am an introvert who is falling in love with Twitter. More so than Facebook, it allows me to be connected with other people in a unique way. The more I use it the more I like it. For those of you who still wonder about Twitter, see this talk on TED called "How Twitter’s Spectacular Growth Is Being Driven By Unexpected Uses" found via Mashable and @ShermanHu. The talk itself is just under 8 minutes long.
I only twitter from my desktop here at home, and I have it set up in a cool way with an Firefox extension called Twitterfox. It allows the tweets to come in and notifies me in a small bubble off to the side that I can ignore or notice, like gmail's notifier. But the best thing about it is the sound effect I've chosen to notify me. It's the sound of ocean waves. This lets me pay attention or allows it to stay in the background, and all day long I periodically hear the ocean. Reminds me of Hawaii, of living on the beach, of peace and calmness. Makes my office even calmer than it already is. Nice.
If you'd like to connect with me on Twitter, follow me @obrown...note that I've integrated Twitter with my blog happyluau in the column on the right. Status updates go straight from Twitter into Facebook, that way I just enter them once. See, it doesn't have to be hard...
~Photo of Black Rock on Maui by LoveHubbie Mark