Twitter has already had a huge impact on blogging in general. Commonly referred to as micro-blogging, it has wide-reaching affects on the blogsphere, everything from traditional “blog” posts to shifting media consumption, to what Robert Scoble refers to as the “real time web.” With Twitter, real-time updates almost trump blogging, which (compared to twitter) has become a more formal medium for exchanging commentary, and thus takes more time.
Twitter is such a hot topic today, it’s hard for anybody to really ignore it, whether you choose to participate in it or not, it presents a similar [watershed] movement that further pushes the online conversational boundaries. Messaging, as it appears is far from dead. Email, however, in some circles has resorted to communications for the elderly, non-technical, or sun-setters. crazy i know.
Over at Mashable, Rachel Cunliffe posted a blog about 10 ways Twitter with change Blog design in 2009, which if you’re a blogger, you may want to check out. Below are a few more [mashable] links to help get you up to speed on Twitter, if you’re not already bonging the cool-aid:
- HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter
- HOW NOT TO: Build Your Twitter Community
- HOW TO: Win Friends and Twinfluence People
- Tweets to Go: 35+ More Twitter Resources for Your Phone