On being a Twit

Twitter came out about a year ago and I thought it was ridiculous. Twitter is, well, here’s how wikipedia describes it:

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send “updates” (text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) via SMS, instant messaging, the Twitter website, or an application […] Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and also instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, or through an application.

If you’re a Facebooker, it’s like changing your status. It’s a quick post to the world and/or your friends of what’s going on. I can enter my line of text from any web browser (be it my computer or my mobile phone).

But I couldn’t figure out how Twitter would fit into my overall internet presence. Then I found a way to make Twitter make a new blog post so here at Rob’s place, not only do you get my blog posts, but I’ll be adding quick bursts of text every once in a while. And I kind of like it this way because now you can comment on these ‘status updates’ or micro-blog posts or text blasts or whatever you want to call’em.

If you are a Twit, you can add me or stick with this site/subscription and you’ll get my Twits. And they even show up in Facebook too.

So for now, I’m a Twit. And probably a twit for being one. We’ll see how it goes. What do you think of Twitter and/or having these updates here at Rob’s place?

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  • Thanks, Rob for the explanation. I signed up for it, because afterall, if Rob signs up for it, then it must be worth checking out. 🙂
    I don’t really know if I will utilize it much. I can see where it would be totally fun in an office environment or in college, but not many stay-at-home moms are going to check my twitter. HA – that sounds really funny!
    As for on your blog…I like the twitter updates.
    I, also love your share items thing in “Good Now”, because you have a good way of finding really clever, sometimes quirky, and other times very insightful news headlines, blogs and websites.
    So…kuddos to you, Mr Rob (as my kiddos say)!

  • rob

    Jill wins “best comment of the week” award! Thanks! And thanks for the feedback on the “good now” thing. I’ve wondered if anyone was liking it. You know it is pulling from another blog that you can subscribe to?