Anyway, what are people doing when they do this, below? Is this some sort of spam or what?
Twitter gives me a headache, and I probably wouldn't use it at all, except 1) it's good for notifications about new works for me, and 2) some people never respond to an email, but they *will* respond to a twitter message. (This is a mystery to me, but so is much of the world.)
I guess it's just a social issue. There are a few people whose work I enjoy, and I'd like to exchange words with them occasionally, but they tend to only be available standing in noisy clubs, and I just can't handle it, I am very hyper-sensitive. But this is not uncommon.