It seems that all the cool kids are using Twitter nowadays. Then again what passes as cool now sounds more like either being different for different sakes. Or that you use or do things that are “cool” or trendy or interesting to the mass public at the moment. Rarely the cool, trendy or different thing is actually interesting or innovative or world-changing as much as it something that is well marketed.
As for myself I’m on Twitter because there are a lot of people that are not on my favourite microblogging platform: Identi.ca! With Twitter being a bit more accessible on my Android smartphone and the smaller crowd on Identi.ca, I sort of stopped using it for a bit. However that will change. I prefer Identi.ca because it is libre software and my data is not held hostage in some corporation’s database. I’ve updated my Identi.ca handle, wired up my microblogging widgets back to Identi.ca (and Twitter). Now I plan on using it more often, and pushing my blog updates through Identi.ca first and then on to the other three popular social media that I use. If everything goes as planned y’all should be able to read this post in a few moments after I publish it… right now.