Twitter is characterized by
- Messages are short and text-only
- Feeds can be compiled by following others
This could make it a message service to my liking - which would be a message service that allows me to get notified about things that interest me but keep it short. I want notification, not articles.
I'd like to follow a company to keep track of new products or a new project's tweet to get notified of the release. However, I usually get spammed with nonsense-tweets about unimportant side issues. They often even answer people's question through the twitter channel, thereby basically making it a chat room and rendering it useless as a news channel.
Are those I followed using twitter wrong or is twitter not what I want?
Is there an alternative that is technically like twitter but not used as a chat service?