Hi. My name is Allison and I’m a Twitter addict. I check it frequently – some might say too frequently – because it’s fascinating to see how entertaining friends and strangers can be in 140 characters or less. I post as well. For me, it feels a lot like leaning over and whispering some personally revealing thought into your best friend’s ear, only you’re typing it and anyone on Twitter can read it.
What is Twitter? It’s micro-blogging. And it’s a way to share and receive concise information. Thoughts, breaking news, something you overheard, a haiku, the fabulously random/embarrassing song that your iPod just shuffled, whatever. You can follow friends, news sources, tech companies, podcasters, politicians, transportation, real celebrities, fake celebrities, etc. And they can follow you.
I got hooked when I found TwitterLit. It sends you the first line of a good book a couple times a day. (Note: The literary teasers send you to titles sold on Amazon.) Then I began following WriteNews. It delivers interesting industry newsbytes on publishing and the media. I also follow this guy, but cannot claim it serves any professional purpose whatsoever. You can find more people and things to follow on the Twitter Fan Wiki under The Cast of the Twitterverse.
Are you on Twitter? Who are you following and why? Would love to know what Blurbarians are enjoying about Twitter.