CMS Report and I now have a Twitter account. This adventure into micro-blogging reflects my willingness to be easily coerced into doing things I normally wouldn't do after long months of winter cabin fever here in South Dakota.
Personally, I cannot see the real benefit of answering Twitter's question, "What are you doing?". Does anyone really want to see me tweet, that "after I'm done blogging, I'm going to take a shower" on the Web? Deane Barker once called Twitter "creepy" and I tend to agree with him. Sadly, Deane Barker allowed himself to be coerced into his own Twitter account last Fall.
After I'm done blogging, I'm going to take a shower.
— CMS Report (Bryan) (@cmsreport) March 3, 2009
While I do not see a personal advantage for displaying narcissistic behaviors on the Web, I can see some benefits of using Twitter for some business or organizational purposes. At least, I should say I can understand why businesses hope to leverage the power of Twitter to their advantage.
Knowing that I haven't done Twitter justice, I recommend you read Scott Abel's twitter article at The Content Wrangler [broken link]. He does a very nice job in explaining what Twitter is and how people use it. In the meantime, come follow me on my Twitter account.