However, a couple of things have happened that have forced me to rethink Twitter. First, I made a professional learning commitment at the ASTD TK11 conference this year to engage deeper with conference material via Twitter. Two key resources made this possible… (1) convention center free wi-fi, and (2) a conference application that integrated Twitter. I found that I had a chance to more easily bounce ideas off of people in attendance, as well as those observing on-line from a distance. I also met knew peers that I had not previously met or engaged.
Second, I have experienced a change in my daily learning. Typically my day started with reading RSS feeds I subscribe on NetNewsWire on either my laptop or my iPad. I've noticed that several eLearning and tech bloggers that I had been reading and counting on for information have decreased their blogging. Some of them have moved to Twitter, and now that I realize that – I find that I am monitoring Twitter more, rather than reading pushed blog posts. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Some of the content I had consumed is now more superficial, but there is often more content or topics to sift through.
So, those were just some thoughts on Twitter. I find myself to primarily a consumer of Twitter content, and I will rarely "tweet" on a day-to-day basis. My behavior fits well within the 90-9-1 Theory… where I consume much more than I give back