Vijay recently joined Twitter and suggested we might learn to use it better; it seems a good idea. Yesterday I was catching up with Sasha on Skype and mentioned a possible Twitter self-help group to share what we learn, and he was in favour. I know Andy knows more about it than we do, so I'll invite him too.
This is our first attempt at doing a learning group here at dadamac.net - so it is a double learning experience - i.e. how to build out Twitter skills and how to learn as a self-help online group using the sotware we have at dadamca.net. At least we are starting small and just "between friends" - but we will welcome others who want to join us.
I think Twitter could be useful to us, if we learn how to use it well. It is a good "halfway house" between Instant Messaging (nice and short to write) and email (sender and reader don't have to be online at the same time). I think that combination would appeal to a lot of our friends in Africa - but I don't know if you can do Twitter from cyber cafes.
Twitter is also a good way to find new people with interests that overlap you own. But - it can be very time consuming once you start to follow several people.
Andy introduced me to Tweet Deck, which helps to organise the Tweets that you get. He is trying something different now, and will let me know if I should change over.
Some people just use Twitter to say what they are doing, but others use it to pass on news and tips to people, and to get answers to questions. I am more confident now that I was when I started - but I still feel very much a beginner.
Let's learn together.