After hearing from more than one source that Twitter was so awesome for freelance networking, I joined as an experiment. I'm hoping it will change my life, but we'll see. Twitter is everything I hate about facebook, except that the people I follow don't have to accept my following, although apparently it does alert them when someone starts following them. The one downside is how creepy it is to get emails saying people are following me.
I will say that after I took Holly's advice to change my facebook language to pirate, it changed my facebook life. I love getting emails from ye olde facebook now. It makes everything hilarous. No more lame wall comments for me.