I may not have been at SXSW or TED the past few days, unlike every other techie I know. But I’m participating in the greatest online fad since that coffee machine webcam back in the day. Yes, I’m playing with Twitter. Please, come and be my friend!
In all seriousness, Twitter is rather ingenious, and useful in rather fascinating ways. If you haven’t caught the bug yet, it’s a hybrid blogging/IM/SMS messaging service that works across the web and mobile phones. It’s made by Obvious Corp., run by Blogger co-creator (and past Supernova speaker) Evan Williams. Over the past week, Twitter adoption has exploded. I’m not sure how well it will scale without significant changes, but it’s fun to watch and participate in the boomlet.