I've been resistant to twitter for a long time, but I know there are some things I could use it for that I would appreciate. I just don't know how or what those things are. I've installed random apps in the past, subscribed to a couple feeds and always got annoyed with updates and ended up wondering "who the hell would want this?" In conversations with friends, they always say "Yeah, but it's good for blah blah blah" (that's where I stop paying attention). I know they're not (all) full of it. So tell me, how do I use twitter? Do I want a specific client? Is there only certain feeds I should subscribe to?
For my part, I've been a computer nerd for 20 years. I get my updates for things I'm interested in from RSS feeds. I don't want to invest much time in setting up subscriptions or reading a bunch of pointless status updates. I open Facebook and browse through that crap when I'm REALLY REALLY bored, but it's uninteresting enough that I never "use" it.
I just don't "get" twitter but I feel like I ought to. The chances I've given it in the past didn't go anywhere because I don't know how I'm supposed to use it.