Twitter Me This

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What are you doing?  This is the question that is on most of your friends and family’s minds.  If you’re familiar with Twitter, one of the fastest growing websites, those closest to you probably already know the answer. 

The Twitter site is free to the public and set up so that its members, “Twitterers”, can submit short messages detailing what they are doing.  The short entries, called “Tweets” are to be seen by a network chosen by the member and can only be up to 140 words in length.  The length of the messages make it possible to send multiple “Tweets” a day between you and your network.  Messages become more conversational this way and don’t take up too much time like an email or phone call might. 

Twitter is used by anyone who can use a computer or cell phone and has soon become a fixture in many peoples’ lives.  People use it for anything from keeping in close touch with coworkers, friends, family etc. to checking out the news in real time.  CNN was one of the first news sources to utilize Twitter and has since grown an enormous following.  President Elect Obama also used Twitter to keep the public abreast of what was happening during his campaign.

One Twitter user summed up the reason many people use the service in a New York Times article.  Tony Stubblebine said, “At some point I got so busy and self-absorbed that I stopped reading or writing personal emails.  I’d see my sister about once a month and ask, ?What’s up?’ only to find out, ?Not much.’  Now I have a much more detailed picture of her life.”

To check out what SheSpeaks is doing on Twitter you can visit: https://explore.twitter.com/SheSpeaksInc
 

What do you think of Twitter?

Is Twitter something you might consider using to stay in contact with family and friends?

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  • myangel82 By myangel82
    05.31.09  

    I am a mom who got a bill passed in the state of Ohio to allow emergency contact with our drivers license. When you go to the Doctors, work place and kids in school you always have to put an emergency contact. My son was killed in an auto accident and Hospital chaplain ended up telling me over the phone that David was dead without knowing who I was, didnt ask if anyone was home with me or if I was driving. No one deserves to be told this way. I talked with the Sgt. that was on David's case and this is how I came up with it. So if you live in Ohio you can sign up on line and you DO NOT have to wait until your license are renewed. This way law enforcement can find family members much quicker. www.money-burge.com

  • SusieH135 By SusieH135
    05.29.09  

    I love twitter. It's the fastest, easiest way to catch up with family, friends, and news (NPR.org, the CDC, and many news media outlets 'tweet' often). Twitter is also used by some local governments and police stations to broadcast emergency notifications. Once you sign up, plan to spend a good deal of time just looking around for interesting people/organizations to follow.

  • BABYGIRL350 By BABYGIRL350
    05.12.09  

    yes i have a twitter account and i don't understand the whole thing it kind of dumb to me ,if someone can explain it to me then i will check it back out.

  • meowmix By meowmix
    04.09.09  

    cant figure out the *** thing.

  • Barbiels By Barbiels
    03.12.09  

    I'm beginning to figure out facebook but twitter is very confusing to me still

  • toriphilly By toriphilly
    03.08.09  

    I think twitter is fun!!! we should all add each other lol.

  • redoakl5 By redoakl5
    02.27.09  

    Twitter will soon peter out!

  • elliej By elliej
    02.24.09  

    I started a Twitter account but not really sure how it works just yet. I also have Mypace and Facebook. I started a MYSpace account a couple years ago, hardly go there at all anymore. I love Facebook, it seems more suited for an older crowd. Like I said I also just started Twitter about a week or so ago but it's a bit confusing. After reading the posts I don't feel so bad as it seems I'm not the only one that doesn't understand it.

  • 805Therapy By 805Therapy
    02.13.09  

    I use twitter daily (nearly) - mental health topics and personal updates

  • livebyoptimism By livebyoptimism
    02.08.09  

    I signed up for Twitter... and haven't a clue how to use it! I asked friends & they agree with me. I only have one other friend that is also on Twitter. I don't like that random strangers can "follow" me. Just kind of creepy knowing random people I don't know can know what I'm doing. If I could figure it out, how to link it to my cell phone so I get updates, & get other people to join... I might just get sucked in to the madness. I do love Myspace & Facebook, so you never know.

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