LexBlog’s Kevin O’Keefe is much better at explaining the value of Twitter than I:
“Just anecdotal evidence, but I find Twitter users a fairly affluent and upwardly mobile group. They tend toward being business people, as opposed to kids.
I’ve not only met people I am now following, but I’ve been turned onto upcoming events of interest that I would have never known of but for Twitter. In one case I ‘direct tweeted’ a person who just moved to Seattle to head up a new group at Microsoft. On another occasion I connected with a leader in the Search Engine Optimization industry. And this doesn’t include the local Seattle lawyers I am making connections with via Twitter.“
It’s probably just frustration with trying to get some “hot new thing,” but I frequently encounter an almost angry tone on the subject of Twitter:
“I don’t get it! This is bullshit! What a waste of time!”
I try to remember it took me more than a year for the Twitter to click [Twitterclick: noun. Small, sub-audible sound in the frontal lobe associated with Twittercognizance]