To Tweet or not to Tweet?

Like others before me I’m at a crossroads when it comes to joining another social networking site. The site in question is Twitter. A lot of my friends and connections have joined Twitter and I’d be lying if I said that it didn’t intrigue me. When I don’t have time to make full blog posts I could just type a few words there and update everyone about what’s going on. A downside I see though is a potential for a decrease in productivity. Posting a tweet, looking for responses, following other people. It could all be a recipe for disaster. Now, it’s not like I’m not involved in other networking sites. I’m on Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace (very rarely nowadays), MeetUp, many message boards and email groups. But I haven’t figured out yet how Twitter can fit into my life seamlessly without causing hiccups. Would joining lead me on the way to being too “plugged in”? For the moment, I’ve decided against signing up unless I’m at a conference and want to send periodic updates. Time will only tell though if my decision is written in stone or sand.