Social networks have begun to put an alarming amount of information at our fingertips in the form of a link. Where we once struggled to find content, now we have to ask ourselves if clicking a link is worth our time.
I hate coming to this crossroad, but there’s one platform that’s full of relevant content that you rarely have to think twice about clicking: Twitter!
Every day on Twitter, my followers bring great content to my attention. Yesterday, links and replies about the “launch” of FriendFeedFeed circulated like wildfire amongst my followers. Later on, news links of Hulu’s public opening began to creep up. I had no idea what Hulu was. After tweeting as much, I got great responses and an invite to the service.
Afterwards, tweets with links to the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal carried on well into the night. I read articles that gave great blogging tips and provided more news on SXSW audience outbreaks. According to Twitter, the Facebook fiasco with Sarah Lacey wasn’t the only embarrassment. Meebo’s panel had problems as well.
Even though most of the people I’m following have more interest in Technology than Politics, Twitter followers can give you a daily dose of everything and the links to the best places for more information. So much so that I find myself checking Google Reader less and less.