Glenn hung up his Tweets a few days ago, which makes this an apropos time to ponder Twitter and whether it's worthwhile.

  • Micro-blogging.
  • Super chat status line messaging.
  • Perhaps the easiest way to flex your vanity, Web 2.0 style.
  • A chat room without walls.
  • A remarkably uninformative way to exercise your vanity, since one has no idea how many people might read a tweet.
  • A particularly 21st-century game of one-upsmanship -- # followers vs. # following.
  • A pleasant diversion / horrendous distraction.
  • An excellent way to broadcast information, including emergency notifications, although its lack of pervasiveness limits what it's good for.
  • Access to lazyweb.