There is a lot of value to be harnessed from Twitter. I use it myself. That said, there was a paragraph in Linchpin by Seth Godin(Amazon affiliate link) that summed it up for me succinctly:
“Don’t even get me started on Twitter. There are certainly people who are using it effectively and productively. Some people (a few) are finding that it helps them do the work. But the rest? It’s perfect resistance, because it’s never done. There’s always another tweet to read and respond to. Which of course, keeps you from doing the work.
Where did you art go while you were tweeting?”
Should you use Twitter? Only you can decide. Is there value there? Yes. Do you have to use Twitter as so many proclaim? No, you don’t. See my last post.