albo - 3:33 am on Oct 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Twitter can be very useful. As mentioned before: How to eliminate the fluff? Don't follow it. (And don't contribute to it.) I use Twitter as a news source. I follow @webmasterworld to be alerted when a new story pops. Similarly, Techmeme, ReadWriteWeb, CNet, alistapart, smashingcss, SearchEngineLand, and various others. All interesting reading. The few personal contacts I have, are tech-savvy, and the banter is worthwhile.