One of the hardest parts about songwriting is brevity, or how-to-create-the-most-emotional-impact-in-the-fewest-amount-of-words.
Ever had that happen? You go back and look at a song your wrote and realize you've crammed WAY too much stuff in there?
Because Twitter is a social media platform, it is naturally littered with self-promotion, dumb internet arguments and political posts. But in spite of all that, it's a great exercise in efficiency.
140 characters. That's all you get. That's the rule. And that character limit will force you to rewrite.
If you've never tried it, sign up and try it. It may not help you write the next radio hit, but it will build those muscles that help you write more efficiently. It will, over time, reveal to you the beauty - and variety - of words. Twitter can help us to realize that are lots of ways to say the same thing.
If you do sign up, follow me! I'm twitter.com/toddwrightband. You'll find most of my tweets are really stupid - BUT EFFICIENT!