Do you tweet?
I do, as I've mentioned before in this blog. (Follow me @agoodconfession)
Yes, it can be a time waster.
Yes, it can give you the false idea that you're connecting with people when in reality you are just sitting at your desk thinking on the keyboard
But it can also be a great source of information, advice and entertainment. The wit of other contributors never stops surprising or delighting.
It can be a channel for protest.
Twitter users bombarded companies last month pleading with them to stop advertising with the News of the World.
It can also be wildly misleading.
There were numerous tweets last week about a riot happening right outside my front door in central Brighton when all was quiet, all was peaceful. (Brighton prefers a riot of colour - the police marching at Pride last Saturday got a big cheer.)
It can also be creative. Yes, truly. Give it a go with this just launched twitter writing competition that is marking the inaugural Brighton Digital Festival.
To take part in the Twitter competition use #FLF11 so the organisors can start tracking your story submissions.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with queries.
More info about Brighton Digital Festival: http://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/