Do you use Twitter?
First of all, do you know what Twitter is? If not, you are missing the boat. Twitter is a free service and social network for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Rarely, people answer this question when using Twitter. They’ll post new found links, blog posts, and
questions. I use twitter for all of the above. Questions are the best, because you’ll get an answer that is faster and more concise than using Yahoo Answers. Believe me, the answers are concise, you only get 140 characters to type on Twitter. You could even call it micro-blogging.
You can even use Twitter with your cell phone. You can send a text and it will post it to Twitter.
Twitter is still a baby. The uses for Twitter are limitless.
On Twitter, you add friends just like you do with most social sites. You type a keyword in the search box and follow people.
When I first started using twitter, I typed “Cleveland” in the search box. I wanted to connect with people from Cleveland so that if I got bored on a Friday night, I could find something to do. I have found great restaurants, blogs and knowledge from Twitter. I even found out the other night that there is an Ethiopian restaurant in Cleveland. (UNICEF and Live Aid really helped.)
During hurricane season, I was getting first-hand accounts of the storms from my friends down south. When their power went out, they used their cell phones to give everyone updates.
There are all kinds of applications on myspace and facebook you can use with Twitter as well.
I use a Mozilla Add-On called Twitter Fox for my Tweeting.
So head over to Twitter.com and get an account. It’s free. (I love free.) Use it, and if you don’t like it, get rid of it. But I’m sure that once you use it, you’ll like it.
Do you use Twitter? Do you have anything to add? Leave a comment below and feel free to add to the discussion.