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Twitter

I was introduced to the world of Twitter by my good friend Zack(@zakmo) follow him,he’s a riot! He was,at the time, all about Web 2.0 and what they had to offer. We worked together for,what…3 and half years, at a restaurant that,by the end of each day we would as k ourselves,”Are we STILL working here”? Anyways..he came to me one day and said,”check this site out here’s the link”.

I don’t remember if it was beta or not(I don’t think it was) and I said,”sure,okay”. I went home that night and signed up. At first,it was kind of slow. I didn’t send any tweets and I was following him and he was following me and,that was pretty much it. I laid low from tweeting for awhile and suddenly picked it up again. We tried to get a few people at work to sign up and try it but it never really caught on with them as it did us.

I remember telling my roommate at the time about it and her response was,”Why would I want everyone to see my text messages”. The only answer I had for her at the time was,”psshhh,everyone won’t see your text messages. It’s only those who you follow and those that follow you will see it. If you text private stuff then,they will see it”.

That’s how I explained it at the time because that was my only explain. It wasn’t as big as it is now and she thinks it’s stupid. I find myself tweeting ALL the time now. Once you get started,it’s almost hard to stop. You find yourself tweeting anywhere and about everything! I tweet while I do rounds. At the movies,in line somewhere,airports,airplanes(if you’re on JetBlue or Southwest where the internet is free),surgeons tweeting surgeries LIVE! It’s all pretty exciting.

There are apps,tools,widgets,tweetups,twitter lingo,twitter etiquette and now a “twitter” search. Celebrities,politicians,tv networks,athletes and major companies have ALL jumped on this bandwagon. People network for jobs and some have made really good friends from this new craze. How long will this last? Who knows? For now,twittering what you are doing in 140 characters or less,is what its all about.

Cool Twitter tools part 2

Can’t get enough of Twitter? I know I can’t. Can you believe there are still some folks that DO NOT know what twitter is? My roommate at the time, when I was first introduced to Twitter, she was not interested. She was like,” so everyone sees your text messages”? She wass under the impression that your personal texts are viewed by everyone in the twitterverse! I said,” No. You text what you are doing to select group of people that you want. If you want them to know you’re about to take a shower then,you tweet that if not, don’t send a tweet about it. It’s that simple”!

Found some awesome twitter tools that I’ve been trying out to turn you into the best twit around.

Twuffer For those always on-the-go but still want to find time to send a tweet, try Twuffer. You can schedule your tweets to post to your account hourly, monthly, daily, weekly or any day of your choice.

iTweet

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I am addicted to this one. It includes links @replies and hash codes for searching. Yes! You can search from iTweet. Another cool thing is that it doesn’t require a page reload! You can also see all of your followers and look at those you don’t follow all the time.

Twitturly

With URL shorteners like TinyURL or SnipURL, modifying a long URL address to post via sites like Twitter or even your blog can be a vital tool to have. This is where Twitturly comes in. It takes a URL, shortens it but then, takes it to another level by tracking the URL’s people are tweeting about most on Twitter! Cool enough? I know!

TweetValue

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Now. I don’t know how many of you out there actually care about what your Twitter profile and, you as a Twitterer are worth. I particularly don’t but, I tried it out and it was interesting to see what its value was My Twitter is worth $153. Their site also lists the “high valued twitterers” with President Obama sitting at the top of the list!

Power Twitter

This is really cool. This is a Firefox Addon(for those that still use Firefox. I use both Firefox and Chrome). It adds features to your twitter web page such as Flickr and YouTube videos. Anything to make me tweek my page more, I’m in!