Twitter is a great way to build a brand, follow what other makers are are up to, and hopefully to make some friends.
Personally, I'm getting tired of many people focusing on their follower count though, it feel so incredibly shallow. That's what makes Hacker News and Indie Hackers different for me, you get thoughtful replies from people not trying to "gain another follow".
I'm looking for some different perspectives. Do you like Twitter, or use it because there's no alternative for the things it does best?