I think everyone by now knows of or heard of Twitter.
Wikipedia defines Twitter as a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
It amazes me how much Twitter, or Twittering has caught on. I only subscribed to Twitter last week but am already feeling unpopular. It makes me think of high school all over again I see some tweeters with over 2,000 followers or people that they are following. It’s amazing. How can you even follow all those tweeters?
Of course there are a wide variety of software designed to manage your tweets.
Here are some tweet software: tweetdeck
, or twitteroo
But even with all that software can you imagine following all those tweets? I started playing around on my tweet site and soon I found myself getting hooked. I mean I found myself laughing, crying and more knowledgeable because of some of the tweets that I read.
So I will try and catch on to some of these tweets. I currently have 6 followers, a drop in a bucket compared to all those that I am following. The Internet is a great social medium but come on, I already find myself logging on more than I should, now add Twitter to it and there goes more of my small free time. But there is something enticing about knowing what people are doing. Reading someone’s blog is one thing but to read their tweets is like listening in on a couple’s conversation in a coffee shop. It’s like looking through someone’s window at home. We are a little curious to look into the lives of others. The number one Twitter right now is Obama. I can see the fascination of wanting to connect to the President Elect.
So if you are interested in finding out, “What I am doing?” then click the link below and add yourself to my current pitiful 6 followers.
If you want some Twitter etiquette, you can read Jenny Cromie's 8 Sure-Fire Ways to Tick off the Twitterverse