Ok, well, not quite yet.
Is blogging becoming the next Friendster, ready to burn out in flames, passe and embarrassing for those doing it?
After being listed on the top analysts who Twitter list, I decided I had better Twitter to earn my keep. I was once told you either Tweet, or you don't, it's in your DNA, or it isn't. I really wasn't sure, but now, I am addicted.
Twitter, a microblog allowing up to 140 characters per entry, is so much more alive than blogging or facebooking. Not only can you have community in real time, the whole point of Twittering is connecting and sharing with others, actively, regularly, not passively and occassionally.
I love the genuine connection aspect on Twitter. It's good editing practice to use just 140 characters. But there are limitations. While many famous Tweeters have decreased posting to or have even given up their blogs, blogging remains a great way to say more about a subject, to form a narrative rather than a conversation. The two tools work great together.
It will be interesting to see if microblogging becomes a mainstream business and communications tool, and it's certainly good fun to help play a role in the medium's growth as such. Please follow me on Twitter, and keep the conversation going.