I got myself on Twitter (the microblogging platform) a little over a month ago. It's a great place to connect with other people with ADD! A great place to find links to information about ADD—and everything else! A great place to spend hours without even noticing!
I invite you to follow me on Twitter (I'm kathwriter). But first, you might want to read this blog post by ADD coach Robert Gordon: "Twitter is Great for ADHDers. But Proceed with Caution." (By the way, I found Gordon and his blog on Twitter.)
I'm not spending as much time wandering on Twitter as I did at first. Here's what's helped me manage my tweeting time so far:
I downloaded TweetDeck, a sort of browser for Twitter. I set up a group for people I follow who have an interest in ADD, and I set up a search for the hashtag #adhd. So I can check out tweets in just those two columns, minimizing the risk of getting pulled in by links to photos of Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, a webcam of peregrine falcon chicks, or an interview with Dolly Parton.
I turned off TweetDeck's notification sounds, so they don't pull me in when I've minimized TweetDeck. (And so they don't interrupt online guided meditations!) I definitely don't have Twitter running all the time on some corner of my desktop.
I favorite messages with links I might want to check out, instead of following all interesting links immediately. (That's what really gets me into trouble!) So I haven't lost the links to the peregrine falcons or Dolly Parton, even though I haven't checked them out yet.
I let go of the urge to be thorough and not miss anything. Well, I'm working on that one.