At first I was a skeptic, then I was an investigator and now I feel like I’m on the verge of being a Twitter freak. There is the strange and all too uncommon phenomenon of it getting better the more I use it. Usually I get bored, or something more interesting comes along. If I had to bet, I’d say those things will both happen, but maybe not. Maybe Twitter will continue to weasel it’s way into my day for good.
The big thing is to engage with other people. Probably people or companies that you care about. “Following” just any fool probably won’t be of much value, but find a few people to follow that you know, and that inspire you and the conversations will just start. It’s almost like magic.
I think the tools are also really important in the adoption of Twitter. If I didn’t have Twitterific I probably wouldn’t engage as much. I have it on my iPhone and on my desktop. I hoped it wouldn’t be a distraction on my desktop, and it hasn’t been. At least not any more of a distraction than RSS or Email.
So if you’re on the fence about Twitter I’d say dive in and see if it’s appealing. But if you do, do it right. Follow people, and get some tools to help you engage.