Now even my husband is on twitter, though he says he just wants to be left alone. Hey, Helmut, this is 2009. Noone can have it all, social networks with the latest news AND privacy. You have to choose. Are you going to be the last man standing when everyone else is running? It all depends on whether you think running crowds will wind up someplace worth being. My friend Lucy’s been twittering for ages. You haven’t decided yet whether microblogging is for you? Frankly I’m still a little unsure how to best use it, but the most interesting function is search twitter (and the most relaxing, social one is visiting people, e.g. visit me here). It’s a very fast direct messaging tool, much better than email because there’s no spam filter to block traffic. It’s good for a lot more, I’m sure. I’m still low-tech, don’t use any extra applications. Time will tell how much time it saves for every minute it costs. Anyway: See this TED talk by Twitter founder Evan Williams, who I find looks very uncomfortable, a true geek. Chris Anderson (the man behind TED) makes an appearance at the end.