My friends will tell you that I love Twitter. I have it up on my computer most of the time since I joined in early 2007. The trick is to not look at it all the time -- I would not get any work done.
If you have given up on Twitter because it isn't working for you, it might be because you are using it for marketing instead of for networking.
Twitter is the most abused of the social media tools. Real estate agents like to abuse it by tweeting about homes for sale or creating automated tweets to alert us to their most recent blog post or photograph.
An occasional automated tweet is alright, but some folks are never around to join in the conversation and so they miss out on the social aspects of Twitter.
They may tweet a link to a blog post, b