I absolutely love Twitter. I am extremely linear, in the way, that my life revolves around lists. Lists of books, to-do lists, travel lists, school lists, house renovation lists: they keep me balanced. So, of course, the way twitter works would totally fit in my realm. After all, the tweets come in a narrow timeline and if you add tweetdeck, you can organize into groups. I currently have a Dublin group, technology group, running/athletic group, and the public group. I can easily move from one group to the other by a mere scroll of my cursor. It works for me. But, I know of friends who could not "get" twitter.
I've recently joined some Nings, but am struggling through the process. I have difficulty focusing and finding information that can help me. Yet, I've heard great response from friends about Nings and Facebook. Different learning styles, different forms of communication tools. What works for one, may not work for another.
Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading, wrote an entry about too much online chatter. I, too, have felt that way and needed a break from technology. This past week, I read online but did not participate in Nings, tweets, and emails. It was a much needed break where I was able to reflect upon what I want the purpose of technology to be in my life. I will be the first to admit that it has so many uses, but I need to remember to be present in day-to-day matters.
Franki sent a twitter mosaic meme. I posted all my "friends" and they are an eclectic group.