One of my Twitter friends called it his ‘personal learning network’ the other day, which I thought was apt. It’s like a cross between text-messaging and mass-emailing, but with a focus. Now it’s got even better: previously, you had to know someone’s Twitter username. Now all you need to do is use the ‘find folks!’ search box on the right-hand side menu bar.
If you haven’t tried it yet, sign yourself up and add people who’s blogs you visit as your Twitter friends. The TwitterFox extension for Firefox is well worth installing for keeping up-to-date. I think Twitter has the potential to be used successfully with students – see Using Twitter with your students over at teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk.