Saturday, January 12, 2008

Twitter…

You may have noticed the “I’m Twittering” headline over to the right and thought to yourself:

“What the hell is a Twitter?”

According to the Twitter website, it is a free “service for friends, family and co-workers to communicate…” and is used by the LA Fire Department as well as presidential hopefuls John Edwards and Barack Obama.

Like you, I was completely in the dark until The Ubster and The Crew introduced me on New Years Eve. After a couple glasses of fine red wine I finally got it and began following a few people, including The Geek of Everything (*except home pool maintenance) who incidentally provided the quote for this post.

Since, I've become somewhat addicted to Twittering - known as Tweetaholism.

In short, Twitter is good for:
  • Micro-blogging
  • Sending brief, concise and relevant text messages
  • Sending quick inane or irrelevant text messages
  • Communicating information to a group
  • Wasting time
  • Driving up your mobile phone bill with loads of SMS messaging
Twitter is not good for:
  • Communicating complex thoughts or instructions
  • Communicating directly with an individual
  • Workplace productivity
  • Participating in or following dialogue via a mobile device while driving or operating heavy machinery

“Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

3 comments:

the_ubster said...

It was The Geek of Everything that sparked my addiction to Twitter.

Mark said...

It was Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick which sparked my interest in (ok, addiction to) twitter.

13akbal said...

oh man.. i was really enjoying texting to twitter while i drove a forklift. looks like i need to stop.