I attended BarCamp Portland over the weekend — what an amazing event! If you're even slightly involved in technology (you're a blogger, you're interested in Internet stuff, whatever) you should try to go to a BarCamp (they happen all over the world). It's an "un-conference" where the attendees decide on-the-spot what the agenda is going to be. The talks are great, but the hallway conversation is even greater, and I met a bunch of fascinating folks there.
I could go on and on, but the point is that I was also (finally) convinced (by Jason Glaspey of Unthirsty) that Twitter is a Good Thing. I've been a Twitter member for over a year, but have Twittered a total of once. Well, now I'm in the mood for an experiment and am giving it a shot.
FYI, I'm on Twitter @parenthacks. I'm not sure what I'll say there, but I'm thinking I'll use it as a "back channel" of sorts — a place to toss observations and musings that don't make sense to put here. Seems like a fun way to carry on a conversation outside the deluge of email, too. This may not help my information overload problem, but what the heck. I'm game!
All newbie tips welcome.