This is an afterthought to my previous post on my answers to Twitter FAQs.
Another way I sometimes respond to the question of how you can possibly accomplish anything in just 140 characters:
Picture Twitter as a big, piping hot, flavorful bowl of soup. That first spoonful gives you a good sense of what's in that soup. It could be unsatisfying thin soup, or perhaps is mass produced in some food-processing facility.
But sometimes it is a fine and unique porridge, made in a friend's kitchen. It warms you on a cold day and you remember it after it is gone.
You don't fully appreciate it until you engage in numerous spoonfuls and become nourished by the full conversational bowls.
Those first 140 characters are just a first spoonful. It's a taste that reveals a promise of what is likely to be there for you. But don't judge the whole bowl on just the first sip.