I've been avoiding the twitter thing for a long time. My main reason for avoiding it was that i didn't have a way of doing updates when i wasn't at my computer, and when i was at my computer i might as well just make an LJ post. Of course some people might view it as a downside that i spam their friends list with lots of posts. (And a lot of _those_ people might very well have removed me from their regular reading filter =)
On the other hand, i actually wish other people would post short bits to LJ more often just to give me stuff to read and reply to :) (Keep up the good fight sithjawa
! ;) I kind of suspect that twitter may be responsible for the decline in those kinds of posts.
On the third hand (hey, where'd that come from?) a lot of my friends do twitter posts, and there would be a certain advantage to keeping track of what they have to say without depending on them rebroadcasting those thoughts in another medium.
Now however i actually have a smartphone, so i could theoretically make use of twitter. However now there's also buzz. Of course with the Nexus One it's not that hard to make LJ posts directly from my phone. There may even be an app for that :)
So poll time! :)
What should i use to make shorter posts?
Keep it to yourself!
How should i handle privacy issues?
Make a pseudo-anonymous Twitter and post the nick here
...and assocaite it with your LJ (via one of the many tools for posting Twitter to LJ)
Make a public Twitter
...and associate it with your public Buzz
Make a second pseudo-anonymous Google account and use it with Buzz
...and associate it with your LJ (are there tools for that yet?)
Just use your public Buzz without associating it with LJ
Make a pseudo-anonymous Twitter, but only use it to keep track of people, not for posting.
Actually, let's narrow it down a little, should i use/create
One private option for making short posts
One public option for marking short posts
Two options, one for public posts and one for private posts
Bonus question: Which are your favorite name ideas for the next Final Fantasy game?
Hoarfrost (it would make coming up with nicknames so much fun!)
50% Chance of Precipitation
I'm sure i missed a lot of potential names, go ahead and list your favorites
(In this circumstance "pseudo-anonymous " and "private" are used in the same sense that this LJ is private and not obviously linked to my real life identity.)
Edit: *headdesk* When coming up with the names i went ".... Mist, Fog, wait, can't use Mist, 'Mist' has already been used before, even if it wasn't as a character name." And then i went and deleted "Fog" instead of "Mist" =P Oh well, no way to fix it now.