I also tried to maintain a presence in twitter. Pulling my thoughts together I found it an interesting experience and I feel I now have some understanding about how it works - so that is my most important learning to date. I'm still not sure whether I'm learning very much through this form of communication (although I am glad I'm trying). I find the brevity frustrating and sometimes its hard to decipher other people's contributions and if no one responds to your question you are left feeling unfulfilled. I have also found it distracting to keep monitoring and contributing to discussion and frustrating that - people are good at avoiding the focusing question.
I want to know how the new people who have joined us have found us. I have posted invites in the RSA social network, linked in future of learning and PDP & Imaginative
Curriculum networks... and Jenny posted to the community (Thats a lot of invites).... Two people I invited personally and both have made contributions.. I know these things depend on building a following but I am left thinking that there are very few people who want to engage in twitter conversations.....compared to example some of the email mail list discussions I have facilitated or witnessed. So I guess this is new knowledge gained through experience.
Its 10.30 I've watched 15 mins of news, switching to Jools Holland - to be exposed to new musical talent and then newsnight for my daily fix of political analysis.