To Tweet or Not to Tweet: 5 Fast Pros & Cons of Twitter


New Yorker writer George Packer, aged 50, recently blogged the following to the world: "Every time I hear about Twitter I want to yell 'Stop'. The notion of sending and getting brief updates to and from dozens or thousands of people every few minutes is an image from information hell."

Packer refuses to even try Twitter, yet, ironically, his words, were tweeted and re-tweeted countless times to what he calls "media addicts." (Note, they were tweeted via a link to his blog; the actual quote would be some 57 characters too long for the micro-blogging network.)