I haven't blogged at all in the last three months, and that's mostly because I discovered http://www.twitter.com
Well, really I had known about Twitter for ages, you can't read tech blogs and not, but I had dismissed it as some pointless new social media site. Once I did sign up though, I was immediately hooked!
It's a bit difficult to explain Twitter really, but basically, I write super-short updates (there's a limit of 140 characters) so it's like having a blog with very short posts.
I have found that most of the time, one hundred and forty characters is perfectly adequate for what I want to say.
Some topics do require more space though, and that's why blogs are not redundant yet :-)
Twitter is similar to Facebook in some ways, but very different in others. The focus is entirely on status updates, although there are ways to post links to pictures/videos and to play twitter-based games.
I think that the best definition I ever heard, although I can't remember who said it, went something like 'Facebook is for people I already know - Twitter is for people I want to meet'.
Not many of my friends use Twitter - mostly I follow Maltese people, and whoever else I come across who interests me - mostly people involved in technology, music, musicals and cookery. If I want to contact a friend, I have to use Facebook, but the people on Twitter are so interesting. Another cool thing about Twitter is that you hear important news before the mainstream media says anything about it. Sometimes this is not such a great thing, because rumours can be spread, and some stories blown way out of proportion, but generally it means I know what is going on in the world several hours before the people around me start talking about it, heheh.
If you would like to follow me on Twitter, I'm @mrs_maltagirl. At some point I will put my Twitter feed somewhere here on the blog, whenever I finally get around to it.
There are a couple of blog posts bouncing around inside my skull, so Diverse Ramblings should see some action soon. Until then... enjoy the changing weather.