That was kind of a long break. I’ve been exploring the social networks, what I call the sociosphere™, sometimes referred to as the Microblog Community. I didn’t find the whole idea attractive over a year ago when it started, but now I’m fascinated by it. It’s compelling, addictive even. The whole idea is that you write small snippets, of whatever comes to your mind, any time of the day and night. Some people use it as a marketing tool, some just want to share with you when they go to the toilet. In between there is a whole spectrum of information that competes for your attention. You can use the web, SMS on your mobile phone or your IM client to send and receive messages. You can integrate your microblog in your regular blog, like I did (see an example in the left sidebar, under the search field) or you can interface your regular blog with your microblog, to send out the titles of your new blog posts automatically, something akin to an RSS feed. Twitter is the site that popularized the whole phenomenon, but is is by no means the only site that wants to aggregate whatever it is that you have to say to the world. You can find a complete overview here.
We’ll see where it all leads us.