As part of my work being the Digital Media Evangelist for O'Reilly, I'm always on the lookout for new ways to communicate. We've recently been discussing Twitter, and its potential usefulness in community building.
I had initially resisted adding another technology "tool" to my list of networks. I seem to stay busy enough maintaining this blog, writing for O'Reilly, keeping an eye on our Flickr Public Group, answering email, and staying available on IM. But at the same time, I didn't want to be close-minded about a potentially effective networking tool just because I was busy. So I just added a Twitter account (Derrick Story) and will monitor it on my iPhone.
But I'm curious about what you think. The members of this virtual camera club are such a good reality check for me. You are obviously techno saavy, but as a group, don't seem obsessed with technology for its own sake. So what's your take on Twitter? Is it something we could use? Or should it be left to the cutting-edge technologists?