Is Twitter Wasting Your Time ?

this is a sketch i drew over a year ago. doesn't this look like friendfeed?

Image by bdeseattle via Flickr

Yesterday, Darren Rowse of Problogger wrote an interesting post on how Twitter can be a waste of time if not properly planned. Here’s what he has to say
clipped from www.problogger.net
Twitter is a waste of time…. unless you use it in a way that isn’t.

  • Twitter can be a waste of time just like blogging can be a waste of time.
  • Twitter can be a waste of time just like going to conferences and talking to people face to face can be a waste of time.
  • Twitter can be a waste of time just like other micro-blogging/life streaming/social messaging tools like Plurk and FriendFeed.
  • Twitter can be a waste of time just like talking on the phone can be a waste of time.

I would argue that there’s never been a type of communication invented that can’t be used in a way that is a waste of time.

The key is the way you use it.

Twitter can be beneficial to bloggers in many ways (I’ve written 9 ways that Twitter benefits me here) but the key is to work out how you want it to benefit you and to go about using the tool (and it’s nothing more than a tool) in a way that takes you a step closer to it paying off in those ways.

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2 responses to “Is Twitter Wasting Your Time ?

  1. Love the Flickr pic… Now that’s funny.

  2. Yes, but I think its an inherent ability to distract myself, not Twitter 🙂

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