I’m a “Follower”

Apparently, I am now a “follower” in many senses of the word. Yes, I am challenging myself to try out Twitter.

In Online Journalism class, we had a whole lesson on the new phenomena. It’s pretty much everywhere from television shows to online news. Signing into WordPress today, there’s an informational post on how to add Twitter to your blog. Well, that’ what I’m doing.

What is Twitter? I’m still trying to figure that out. It’s been compared to Facebook Status updates and how people constantly tell what they are doing to their social network online. However, people who use Twitter say it’s much different- and in fact, better. Twitter describes itself as “a service 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?” From my recent research, journalists, friends, family, celebrities- everyone seems to have a Twitter account. Where have I been?

I was not going to make an account. I hesitate about signing up for online social networks because of the lack of privacy, plus I hate admitting I’ve given into a trend. But when I received an e-mail from Twitter announcing my mother had invited me to Twitter- yes, even my mother’s with the program- I realized it was time to try something new.

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Published in: on March 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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