Thursday, August 6, 2009
Addicted to Twitter - and it's down!
For those of you wondering why I haven't blogged lately, there are two reasons. Firstly, I have been suffering from bloggers block so I decided to take a break and secondly, and even more importantly, I have become addicted to Twitter. It's very easy to post your "tweets" on Twitter especially since you are limited to just 140 characters per tweet but it's definitely addictive! As I post this right now, Twitter is down* and I can only imagine how many others like myself are going through the torment of wondering when it will be back up again. I can't believe how much I rely on Twitter for gathering news and information as well as sharing my own news and information. Also, it's just a lot of fun to read what people are doing or reading or discussing. It's a bit like going to a party or a pub and eavesdropping on lots of different conversations but you get to join in with any that sound interesting to you and/or start your own "conversation" by tweeting. A "tweet" is a post. Twitter is known as a micro-blogging service and that's exactly what it is, blogging but in micro-sized posts. Since you are limited to 140 characters, you have to be short and sweet. It's a great way to encourage concise writing! Twitter was actually featured on BBC Newsnight last night. In his first British television interview, Ev Williams, CEO and co-founder of Twitter, was interviewed by Kirsty Wark: Speaking on Newsnight, Evan Williams says use of the social networking site has "exploded" in the UK with London being the top Twitter using city. So if you haven't tried Twitter yet, I say go ahead and give it a try (it's free). However, be prepared to become another Twitter addict like the rest of us! *Site is down We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly. (via Twitter blog: http://status.twitter.com/ )