Saturday, February 9, 2008

feeling twitterpated...

I can't say that I understand the social media phenomenon that is Twitter, but for some reason I felt compelled to try it out. It seems that almost every podcaster I listen to is on Twitter. What is it? Basically, it's a micro-blog where you can enter 140 characters at a time and give a quick update of what you are doing or feeling at a particular time. My first reaction to this was, "why?" and I'm still not sure that I can answer that question. But something is drawing me to it. So, I signed up. At the moment I am following the "tweets" of 5 people and I have 1 person following me. (Thanks Airdrie!) I have to admit that it feel kinds of strange to update the mundane details of my life online. Also, I don't think that I personally know a lot of people who are using Twitter, so I'm not sure who to follow or who will actually care about my updates. Maybe I'll use it as my opportunity to network with other bloggers. I'm not really sure, but I thought I would check it out. So if you are on Twitter, look me up. I'm vivh.

4 comments:

Pel said...

Twitterpated!

Sorry...I've been listening to the BNL itunes stuff.

vivian said...

where do you think I got that from? ;)

Taoski said...

See here my dear..

http://www.megatao.com/what-is-twitter

A great video about Twitter that explains it well I think!

vivian said...

That video is excellent. It really does explain Twitter well. I am enjoying Twitter thus far, I just wish I had more time for it.