What is Twitter?

January 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm (Technology) ()

I’ve been asked “What is Twitter?” a couple times, mainly by facebook friends who had to endure the couple weeks when I had my facebook status updated via twitter (which lead to about 20 updates a day). And frankly it’s hard to sum up, but I’ll try, and if you’re intrigued, I’ll show you how you can become a twitterholic too.

Twitter.com describes itself as “Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” In simpler words, it’s facebook status on crack.

The great thing about twitter is there is so many things you can do with it, you can be as involved as you want, and you can meet new people. I use it mostly to follow St. Louis people (tweeps), and have met all sorts of interesting people around the area. Many people use it socially, promote their blogs, sell goods and services, recruit, publicize events and everything else.

But let’s cut to the chase, try it out! Register at twitter.com. Follow me! And have fun.



  1. J. Stew said,

    Signed up the other day. I’ll have to upgrade my text plan to take advantage of the text twitter feature. It was easy to use and sign up for.

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