Sometimes the news rolls in faster than I can put together a coherent post on it. Just as often, I'll see something worth sharing in the ubiquitous "next update", but that update doesn't happen when it wants to and the item goes unlinked. So I'm trying to fix that with Twitter.
Twitter is this service that lets me put up quick posts of 140 characters or less - perfect for linking to a photo gallery, announcing who just won a race, passing along news of a training race cancellation due to weather, etc. It's like blogging, but smaller. So someone coined it as "microblogging."
GamJams, um, tweets won't appear in the main column here as posts. Instead, I've got a widget over on the left hand side that houses them, under the heading "GamJams Microbursts" (a helmet tip to one of my favorite workouts from BJ, where you alternate between 15 second anaerobic jumps and 15 second tempo recoveries, for 10 minutes. Twice.) There are forward and back arrows as well so you can scroll through, as the widget only displays the most recent.
You can also "follow" GamJams on Twitter, which is kind of like bookmarking. But the cool thing is that if you want, you can set it up so that whatever I tweet here gets pushed straight to your mobile phone as a TXT. It's like carrying a mini GamJams right in your pocket. OK, that's weird.
A lot of people use Twitter to chirp about random thoughts and observations, resulting in a mind-numbing string of minutiae and navel-gazing (eg, "I just ate the best reuben ever at Tastee Diner in Silver Spring.") But as all of my thoughts and observations are about local racing and therefore not random, I aim to keep Twitter as productive a use of your time as GamJams itself. Take that any way you like.