"I found myself mainly using this tool more or less exactly how I used the status option on facebook. However there was one primary difference in the manner in which I used it, and that would be the fact that on Twitter I had a tendency to describe more about where I was physically, or how I was feeling physically rather than using it to describe my emotions. Also I felt that on Twitter I had to be a bit less subtle than I was with the facebook status. For example, on facebook, if I want to describe something I’m feeling or something that I’ve experienced, but don’t want to come right out and say it, then I’ll usually use a line from a song or a book to describe the way in which I feel. However, on Twitter I felt compelled to be far less subtle. For some reason I didn’t think it was right to encode what I was feeling, so instead of saying of saying, “I would like to salute the ashes of American flags, and all the fallen leaves filling up shopping bags.” (A line from a song by the band Wilco expressing the ability for self-rejuvenation) as I have recently had as my status on facebook, I would simply say, “I am feeling dead, and hoping that I can recover from this overwork” on Twitter."
"Though Twitter was effective in class information sharing, I think that it ended up failing as a social tool for our class. As was said in class we never really learned one another’s Twitter names, and thus couldn’t really make friends or make plans over the system. I would be interested to see how I would use Twitter if I knew that all of my really close friends were on it. I think that I would use it more often, partially just because I’m a bit more interested in what my friends are doing than what some relative strangers from my class are doing, and secondly it would seem less like a job for me to update, and more like something that was socially empowering."