Friday, April 17, 2009

Twittering Away

Some time around May of last year my friend Garrett, who always seems to be light years ahead on the next big thing in technology, told me about Twitter. I signed up to check it out and promptly could not figure out what to do. So I watched Garrett's tweets mainly and would occasionally tweet back pleading for him to explain what this whole tweet thing was all about. At the time it was a tool used mainly by tech heads to talk in their odd techie way to each other and so I could barely understand what Garrett was tweeting away about. My twittering languished in obscurity. Slowly though I heard about more people using Twitter, mainly my friend Timi in Singapore (another web head...a pretty web head at that...sorry Garrett). And so I determined to master this so called Twitter only to find I had very few people to Tweet to and even fewer friends who'd ever heard of Twitter. In October I was stuck at home while my beloved Ultimate team traveled to Sarasota for nationals and I spent days on end trying to keep up...luckily Bill Elsinger came to the rescue using the mobile Twitter app and I've been hooked ever since.
Twitter may get passed by soon, that seems to be the way things progress on the web, but I find it to be a great way to keep in touch, get quick tidbits on people and issues (now CNN and the like are twittering) and generally feed my head with even more stimuli than before.
You can follwo me at Twitter: @jtocon