I’ve started using twitter relatively recently. I’m still feeling my way slightly, trying to figure out how it can work for me and CompletelyNovel (you can follow me at www.twitter.com/anna_cn). At the moment I keep getting distracted by the likes of Stephen Fry and other entertaining twitterers, so I’m not so sure it’s good for increasing productivity!
I saw this link: http://flatworldschools.blogspot.com/2008/12/twitter-tutorial.html which looks like it could be useful for anyone wanting to find out more.
I think twitter is a great way to get people involved with what you are doing. I like the bite size instalments of news, it makes it very easy to keep up to date with everyone. Twitter is especially good as it links in with pretty much everything. It is easy to put updates on your website or link into your profiles in Facebook and shortly (hopefully) CompletelyNovel.
I didn’t know this even existed until reading this, thanks for letting me know, it sounds really useful!