“Twitter is like an RSS feed to every boring aspect of your friend’s lives. And your friends are boring. How could they not be?” So writes Helen A.S. Popkin on MSNBC in one of many scathing reviews of the micro-blogging tool Twitter. Twitter lets you update other friends in your social network about your whereabouts on a micro-level from your cell phone via text messaging or through instant messaging or the web. Ever since the recent South by Southwest conference, usage for Twitter has been doubling every three weeks, according to the service’s founders, though they wouldn’t provide exact numbers. But the open question is whether there is a business there, and whether all those Twitter feeds are adding to our realm of human knowledge or distracting us immensely. What do you think? Is Twitter and other micro-blogging services the future of communication or a terrible waste of time? Share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll share the best ones in the next Your Take Roundup.
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