What Twitter does after all?

twitter.png In my personal opinion, Twitter is the worst online communication tool. I never understood, what it actually does.

  • How it helps people being in touch?
  • What will people do knowing what I am (or anyone is) doing in the world?
  • I don’t understand why it is getting popular.
  • Why and how people like it?
  • Instead of wasting your time in twitter, why not people just go out and talk to someone in person. Go get some fresh air.
  • Don’t waste time, instead have a cup of coffee, tea or whatever.
  • The user interface is bad, no help, no vision, no mission.
  • If I had came across such site by mistake, I would have put it in junk mail.

Can you list at least one reason why you use Twitter by the way?

Google Transit out of Google Labs

Google Transit, the public transit feature previously available only as a Google Labs feature is now completely integrated into Google Maps. Driving directions will be the default setting for Google Maps but a new option called “Take Public Transit” will help users plan their trip via public transportation in select areas.

What all cities are covered as of today you can find out here.

For a quick reference Google transit is available in California, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, Hawaii and Minnesota. Below is a sample trip screen capture.