Wednesday, 2 June 2010

T is for…

…Twitter!!! Described in various circles as the micro-blogging site and in others a complete waste of time, it was Twitter that first got me blogging.

140 characters is all that Twitter permits for each update although the clever amongst us simply update as many time as we need to to get our message across!

I started Tweeting (as us Tweeters/Twitterers call it) early in 2009. I found myself a few celebs to ‘Follow’ and some strange folk followed me  - I hadn't a clue who most of them were. One of them, a certain @jaydubblah, started following me because she thought I was somebody else but when she discovered my true identity, she stuck by and didn’t abandon me. Our virtual friendship has gone on to become real as regular readers will recall. Then there was @farctum who appeared one day having recognised me from my photo as an ex work colleague – I have to say that her avatar was not particularly flattering or easily identifiable because it was a green blob!

As I’m writing this I realise that there is so much that I could tell you about Twitter but I think, if you don’t already use it, you need to investigate it for yourself. I must warn you though of the possible side effects – one of which is smiling insanely to yourself when something tickles your fancy and you couldn’t possibly explain it to a non-tweeter!

So I’ll leave you with a couple of images of Twitter – the standard web version and, I think, the best way to Tweet Tweetdeck so go on, sign up, follow me!!! Oh – I’m @easternsparkle by the way!

 

webtwit

 

Tweetdeck

I prefer Tweetdeck – you can see more of what’s happening!!

Don’t forget to hop over to see the other Ts at Jenny's!

23 comments:

  1. Tweet tweet. Sorry, I've been trying to think of something witty and original to say but I can't and Springwatch is starting now!

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  2. I started Tweeting on 25.2.2007 - not a lot of ppl knew about it then!

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  3. I'm afraid to start for the only reason that I'm already addicted to blogging. LOL Great post. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne-Marie

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  4. I don't think I have wrapped my brain around the best way to use it yet.

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  5. Perfect choice for T! I still don't quite "get" it. I guess it's kind of a very short blog post? I have too much on my plate as it is, if I add twitter DH will probably have me committed :)
    Kathy

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  6. i don't tweet but know lots of people who are addicted to it LOL :D

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  7. I'm with Anne-Marie (A 2 Z). I just daren't start on something else. I have to fit a family in somewhere!

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  8. I am not a tweeter ... i blog and i facebook ... anything more and i will become my pc ... ;)

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  9. Terrific T ... :) .

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  10. I just don't get twitter LOL. I have enough trouble thinking of things to blog about. Great T post though ;0)

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  11. I keep forgetting to tweet, must try harder to do it more often.

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  12. I found this a particular fascinating stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "T"!

    I keep hearing I "should" Twitter but I'm not sure where to squeeze it in.

    And I wonder if it would make me lose focus on the reason I blog...which is to write, write, write every single day.

    I've been curious about how it works so this was a terrific and informative post for me.

    Thank you for sharing this!

    A+

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  13. Mr never tweet,
    but love your way of thinking!

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  14. New to Twitter and I forget to go there. I was an avid Facebooker until blogging. Now I am neglectful of my virtual friends. Trying to keep up with it all. Full time job...ahaha

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  15. honestly...i have no clue how it all works...i get completely confused every time i start to explore the sight. it must be too much for my tired old mind! :)

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  16. Interesting post...I have never used Twitter, but I understand a bit about its application. I think it has a perfect use in news story applications...Peace and blessings

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  17. I have never been on twitter....I am on facebook, but not a huge fan...all my time goes to blogging and it is enough!

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  18. I finally broke down and got an account. I don't do much with it because frankly, I don't have much to say. It's a lot like statuses on FB ~ I almost never change mine.

    Gotta hand it to you though. You make it sound more interesting than I could.

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  19. I already spend more time than I'd like to online. I don't have enough self control, so I don't dare get involved with something else.

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  20. Another non-Twitter-er here. I understand that it's addictive, so I don't think I'll start!

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  21. Oi - who you calling a green blob? ;)

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