Some key takeaways from him:
- Twitter is easier to scan. Less is more. People gravitate to shorter messages.
- Twitter is more social. It’s easier to engage the crowd around a brief shot of wisdom or a story or a question.
- Twitter is more viral. It’s easy to grab an insight and share it with friends.
- Twitter is more intuitive. To follow someone, I just click “follow.” Blogs still require a bit of an understanding of RSS feeds.
The net-net result of his thoughtlog is that he’d rather Tweet it up than blog. No problem with that sir!
I’d say, in response, that Twitter is making blogs better.
Twitter is not blogging. It’s microblogging. It’s actually empowering those that blog.
You see, every “tweet” is a blog post that hasn’t been written. If that’s true (and it is), then tweeting is a farm-ground for great blog post ideas.
I’m “farming” more than ever.
Secondly, the simple fact is that every tweet isn’t being blogged. Period. When a blog post does happen and/or is created, the value of the blog post is increased.
As one commenter put it:
Blogging is here to stay, and we can thank Twitter for that.