I am a twitter addict. I have it open on my computer all the time and keep reading it throughout the day. I use it for several different reasons. One is, that I stay in constant, immediate contact with my far away friends. Another is, that I get real time information on current events. Be it a revolution, a sports event, or an earthquake; twitter will have the news ten times faster, usually more accurate, and without commercial interruptions.
I also love to follow political events with twitter open. There will be snarky comments, instant fact checking, and a plethora of links to in-depth analysis.
Another area where twitter has come to my aid is in the field that I want to make my ultimate profession. I follow writers, agents, editors, and writing resources. Many of whom post very interesting links on a continuing basis. Several of those writers are also following me now. It is very rewarding to see that I do not necessarily have to find them. They find me. I, of course, check them out and follow back if they are interesting. I love the immersion into the writerly mindset. And maybe, just maybe I have some book news to tweet about sometime in the future.
Of course I also follow nerdy celebrities and strictly funny accounts (self-aware Roomba comes to mind).
I also tweet quite frequently. I like to talk with people, share my ideas, and put my spin on things. I usually get my thoughts out in complete tweets without having to fall back on ths knd of spk [this kind of speak].
Sometimes I wonder if I tweet too much, or if my tweets were really understood in the way they were intended. Mostly I don’t. If twitter were to go away from one day to the next, I would really miss it. It is one of my lifelines to the outside world and I enjoy it very much.
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