Twitter hit the blogosphere with a bang two years ago when it first launched. Spreading like a viral YouTube video, soon every major blogger in the tech biz was Twittering. The simple service, which allows users to 'microblog' with up to 140 characters, changed the way people thought about blogs (and how to write them).
Today, people are finding new and different ways to use the social blog. One such example is using Twitter in a Academia to extend the relationships from class into an online world. Granted, we already have this blog, but it might be interesting to experiment with a more dynamic, real time system that others would still find accessible and worthwhile.
If anyone would be interested in playing around with Twitter, let me know. I have an account now (user name: TedBaker warning: may be some harsh language depending on my mood) but I'll admit to not using it much. Perhaps if I actually had a reason to and other people to interact with, I'd be forced to keep up on my Tweets.
(Semi-related note: HelloTxt allows users to update several status messages for sites like Facebook and Twitter from a central dialog box. Time saving if you participate in more than one social network.)