I heard about Twitter on Future Tense last week, but it kind of went in one ear and out the other. Surprising, since I’m a known social-networking whore. If you build it, I will sign up.

Then my husband, Mr. Anti-Social Networking himself signed up for Twitter yesterday. So I had no choice. Then the husband got me going on this rad Google mashup that scrolls around the world displaying the latest tweets. Mesmerizing. Just sit and watch the world tweet! I tweet from an easy little (Mac) desktop app.

But, the question remains: What’s the point? The NY Times is using this to “tweet” the latest headlines. But, is it just yet another distraction on top of my ever-refreshing inbox and IM? Dunno yet. Jury’s still out.