Monday, October 27, 2008

Twitter opens up a whole new world

Posted by Craig Kanalley on 10/27/2008
August 23rd, 9:30 p.m. EST. That's when I officially joined Twitter.

I was still in Buffalo at the time, just a few weeks away from arriving in Chicago. I was watching CNN. Rick Sanchez said he wanted reader feedback on Twitter.

It wasn't like I hadn't heard of Twitter before. I knew it was some odd phenomenon with all these characters @ and #, and I could never make out what a Twitter profile actually meant. It looked like a bunch of jibberish.

I was bored, so I figured why not? I signed up for the site and plunged into the new environment. I played around. I did some test tweets. I messaged Rick Sanchez.

Since, it seems I've learned something new about Twitter every day. And it's been such a fun thing to learn on the fly. Tonight I learned a new word: tweetup. It's a real life meeting between people who met on Twitter. There's tons of other little buzz words like that associated with Twitter (some call it Twitter lingo). This presentation shows you some of them.

When it comes down to it, Twitter opens up a whole new world. It opens up this unknown can of worms each time you log on, and you never know where it'll lead you (and when you have a bunch of links all over the place, no wonder that happens). It's a fun phenomenon, especially the fact you can find people like you and with similar interests. If you're not on Twitter yet, I recommend you at least give it a try.

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