Have you tried using Twitter for language learning?

I want to start writing in Russian more frquently, but I find that often I just don’t have enough time or inspiration to write a full article everyday. So I thought I might try experimenting with twitter. Although tweets aren’t quite going to give me the same practice as writing a longer text, it does mean it’s feasible to write at least a phrase or two each day without too much trouble. You can follow me @sillyforeigner

I’ve no idea if this experiment will work or not. Has anyone else tried this or something similar?