Twitter Gains, Reader Declines
Although I spend way too much time on the Internet, my free time is a fixed quantity. I have observed that as I spend more time following people via Twitter (my handle is @burke_eric), I spend far less time using Google Reader and following blogs in general.
Rather than spending my time wading through hundreds of blog posts, I am happy to let the people I follow on Twitter find the good stuff.
For the record, I tried Twitter a long time ago and hated it. After deleting my account and avoiding Twitter for several months, I returned. I find it much more engaging now, largely because they hit critical mass and there are more interesting people to follow.
Now if they can just resolve their scalability issues…