When I first started posting about Twitter a few months ago, I was all wound up in a website project with open-source content management system, Umbraco, whose authors actively Twittered about new releases, bugs, installation problems – warts and all. Refreshingly original material. Twitter was a great place for me to hang out.
Fast forward to its current state and spam has so congested Twitter that not only has it gotten slow, but it has gotten useless as well. Even on key, isolated, semantically distinct vocabularies like that of Umbraco, Twitter has become a cesspool of useless, retweeted crap, and I have effectively stopped using it.
That said, being an early adopter, I did grab the handle “staffing,” as in www.twitter.com/staffing, which if you listen to the Twitter acolytes over on TechCrunch (another place I don’t go much anymore) is worth a lot of money. I’m accepting offers .