I remember a couple of years back when Om Malik told me about Twitter, so I signed up. I had two “friends” – Om and Biz Stone (every Twitter member is “friended” with Biz). I couldn’t quite figure out how I was supposed to find other people or what I should say that would be Tweet-worthy. So I just gave up. But then, last year I noticed a groundswell of people using it, so I thought I’d give it a try again. I now have to confess that I’m actually a regular Twitter user and have even downloaded and used various Twitter apps like Twitterific, Twhirl, and TweetDeck. (I’m currently using TweetDeck as it has a nice interface that allows you to categorize and view your tweets, replies, directs, searches, etc. in one view). You’ll also notice I have a Twitter badge on this blog (I actually prefer the “Twitter balloon” widget that you see in this post, but I’m not in charge of the HTML on this blog so I don’t mess with the code… However, you can see it live on my personal blog which I do code on my own).
Twitter has turned out to be a great tool to shout-out news, learn about opinions, trends and stories in real-time, and follow and participate in conversations with a myriad of people whom you’ll probably never meet in person but you feel you have a relationship with nonetheless.
If you happen to be on Twitter, friend me at Kathy_Johnson. Tweet ya later.