I'm loving it ! (tm)
Twitter looks like social networking done just right. You just need to create an account and post one-liners (something like blog-entries, but less formal) about what you are doing currently. Those one-liners then show up on your page and what you get is a life-blog if you do manage to constantly update your thoughts/activities on twitter. The best part about twitter is how you go about updating your life-blog wherein comes the integration with mobile phones and IM.
Why is twitter cooler than social networking site ?
I've always wanted to maintain a life-blog but the problem was that, there are times wherein I don't have access to a PC to post to my blog when something interesting happens around me. When I do get to a PC, I'm not interested in blogging about the "interesting" thing which happened as now it seems "outdated". All that can change with twitter, here, I can just update by twitter blog using my mobile phone. Just a few words is enough and off I send the SMS which get's posted on my blog. One can also use an IM account (Gtalk, LJ, AIM,Jabber are supported) to update twitter. There is a full lingo page which talks about how one can interact with twitter by using just the cellphone and sending in commands.
Now if you and your friends are signed up on Twitter you dont need Orkut (or any website) to social-network. You can do it from your phone itself, on the bus, at home, anywhere. You will however be charged for an international SMS. :( But you can receive updates of what your friends are upto on your mobile phone which is kinda good as you don't need a PC and a RSS feed reader.
You can see my Twitter badge which shows what I'm upto on this blog and you can also read about my interactions with my friends on my twitter page.
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