|My new calmer outlook|
As I have said many times before, I have been very slow on the uptake of Twitter because I was massively dubious about it. I spent most of my afternoon, however, trying to enthuse my work experience student about Twitter and shocked myself with my own enthusiasm!
I find it difficult to dip in and out of Twitter and need to follow it constantly to get the most out of it. Following on from my 'messy' comments below I have had a look at Hootsuite and am happier with this layout since I can control how much I see. I also have my Facebook on another tab and this set-up seems to suit me better.
I found Annie's tweeting lists very useful and have since started following a few more. I tend mostly to follow librarians or libraries or library related feeds but I have a few other ones such as Stephen Fry (obviously), Jimmy Carr, Jimmy Nail (perhaps a heck of a lot less obviously) and a few others. I wholeheartedly agree with Jen when she says that she is much more professionally aware due to Twitter...I even am and I don't Tweet that often.
Again, have a look at my Cam23 2.0 post.
Further to my dabbling in Hootsuite above I discovered that I can send my Google Reader shared items to a separate tab on there too. Now, I have never shared items on Reader but I could and then I would have them all in the one place with my Tweets! Find out in this helpful article how you can go about linking Hootsuite to Google.