The popularity of text-messaging has surpassed actual phone conversations.
E-mail is following a similar path with the convenience of instant messages.
Some experts even predict the replacement of blogging by microblogging.
However, can microblogging also replace instant messages?
In my case, yes.
In the past few months, I have found that I communicate with friends more often through Twitter than through actual IM conversations.
Why open an IM window when you can have threaded discussions right through Twitter? Why start a chatroom when you can have open discussions with the @ command?
There are, of course, the coporate/marketing side to Twitter. However, for a casual user like myself, I prefer to use it as a fun medium to keep in touch with friends.
So here’s to you, my Twitter followers. A tribute to my Twitter friends through a nifty mosaic generator.
Via Web Distortion.
P.S. – You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/geekinheels