What’s this Twitter thing?

Am I the only one out of all my friends who uses Twitter? Maybe it’s because I’m the biggest internet geek I know or it’s because of my unlimited free texting that comes with my phone plan. Either way, there’s so much hype about it nowadays that I finally had to see why people like it so much. I signed up for an account a few months ago, but it wasn’t until these last couple weeks that I decided to give it a second look.

Here’s a good introductory video on what it is (from Commoncraft.com):

I’ve included my latest updates under the “What am I doing?” section in the sidebar using Alex King’s Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress. I also use TwitterSync to make my Facebook status match my Twitter status.

People might be thinking “who really cares about that kind of mindless trivia about your day?” but for the techie-types out there like me, here’s a good article about why twitter isn’t a waste of time.

Anyone else out there using twitter?

Google SMS

My friend just told me about Google SMS. You text message Google to get information. It’s like the yellow pages right at your fingertips when you’re out on the road! I tried it at dinner today and sent the following message: chinese san francisco ca. I didn’t get anything back. I wonder if it really works or if there’s just too many chinese places in sf that it was overloaded…