Why Twitter?

If you know me, you know that I cannot stop talking about Twitter these days. No really, I think I might be hemorrhaging friends because of my inability to talk about anything tangible, but those brave few who I can convince to get on the bandwagon, I think they begin to understand.
What actually IS Twitter? Well, for the 99.9% of the country under the age of 30 (and probably, [disturbingly?] the 50% of those above 40 and everything in between), your feed kind of like a running facebook status. You can look at an individual feed (like mine), or your home page, which will aggregate the “tweets” of those you choose to follow in chronological order.

If you’re able to create a solid list of people, organizations, and automated programs to “follow,” you’ve got yourself a great way to keep track of your friends and keep them posted on your life, a feed that allows you to examine when your favorite bloggers or media outlets are updating their sites, and the chance to meet people with similar interests and aspirations. Find a tweetup, and you might make yourself some real-life friends.
Maybe calling it a bandwagon is giving Twitter too much credit. It’s still a rather small niche, but it’s growing, and will continue to, at least for a time.
Sign up now. Your guide to Twitter will come tomorrow.


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