For those who haven't really heard of this new online communication phenomenon twitter, I implore you to check it out!
Just what is Twitter? It basically answers the question, "What are you doing now?" to the world. Each "post" only allows 140 characters, but within that space, you can talk about almost anything. my personal feed is my daily doings - up-to-the-minute. I don't think blogging can get any more immediate. I also have a secondary feed that is connected to nemu*nemu which updates with our comic progress - both KS and I update this one.
From first glance, it seems pretty basic. 140 characters really only allow for short blurbs or thoughts. It has a very "text message" feel, but much more "community oriented".
However, it is at its best when the user finds and befriends other users and keeps up with their tweets. @'ing other users is a nifty way to message folks (connected and not connected - although I think one person needs to follow the other for the message to be shared.) or direct messaging is an option for more private conversations. It's generally a good way to meet and greet folks you might not have met otherwise through other people's contacts. Companion programs like Twitterific or Snitter are available to help keep you updated with friends' feeds while you can update.
I personally tweet the most from my phone while using my browser to connect to Hahlo. (Saves me the text messages since the data plan is unlimited.)
KS and I have had our OMPWOW moment with Guy Kawasaki. (Click here to read our half - which is connected to Guy's side of the story!) It's been a great place to connect and chat with people in a very accessible way. (Right, rsuenaga? :D)
On the whole, it takes a lot less effort than blogging and keeps folks in touch~ isn't that what the internet should be for? :D