Why I use Twitter

Recently, there has been some buzz about the microblogging service Twitter, such as the free newspaper De Pers calling Twitter ‘mind masturbation’, and therefore something tossers would use. This inspired an article on the subject by Floor Drees on the IKKI website, which in turn sparked a discussion among its visitors and staff. I am omong those who replied to that discussion. The ideas expressed there, as well as some others I recently came across, have lead me to reflect on the reason I use Twitter.