Sunday, April 27, 2008

Six Sassy Bits About Twitter


I am a big fan of Twitter. Some may even say I am addicted to Twitter. Certainly, Twitter was a strong influence and inspiration behind the launch of the INVITATIONS Social Networking Rehab Facility. In the past several months, as Twitter has continued to gain traction, the number of folks following me has more than doubled. With that in mind, I thought I would take a few moments here to re-visit some of the things I have written about Twitter over the past 12 months. So, if you are new to this blog, or new to Twitter, here are six blog posts that will hopefully inform and entertain any new Twittizen:

TWITTER MADE A MONKEY OF ME (April 2007)
Well, perhaps I allowed Twitter to let me make a monkey of myself... And, as you will soon learn, this is not the first time I have been a monkey! It all started when I signed up for Twitter and began following and befriending folks I knew, including podcasters I admire and have communicated with...such as the proverbial prince of podcasting, the Podfather himself, Adam Curry (adamcurry in Twitterspeak). There was no reason for me to suspect that the "Twit" adamcurry was not the "real" Adam Curry... (READ MORE...)

TWITTER MADE A COMIC STRIP OF ME (April 2007)
Well, I must say, I am all a-twitter. The infamous "Comic Strip Blogger," A/K/A "CSB" caught wind of my "TWITTER Made A Monkey of Me!" post and turned me into a Comic Strip! (In case you are wondering, I am the monkey on the LEFT!)

(fake) Adam Curry makes monkeys out of podcast listeners (with help of Twitter)

TWITTER IS THE NEW "DISCOVERY CHANNEL" (April 2007)
I have mentioned how Twitter Made a Monkey of Me and Twitter Made a Comic Strip of Me but the real thing Twitter has done for me is to become my primary "discovery channel." It may be R.I.P. for my RSS reader! Why scour scores of subscriptions when I can have the latest and greatest pushed to me live and on the fly? Twitter has become my best way to discover. Discover cool websites....discover blogs, podcasts, even breaking news... It has been an amazing and inspiring resource... (READ MORE...)

I LOVE LUCY (and TWITTER) (September 2007)
Yes, Twitter is like an episode of I LOVE LUCY...
(to find out how, read on...)

GONE FISHIN' (IN THE TWITTER STREAM!) (January 2008)
I remember fishing with my Grandfather. City boys we, our idea of fishing was standing on the pier with a Popeil's Pocket Fisherman, using store bought frozen shrimp as bait. We had more than our share of stories about "the one that got away"... but we also had many successful hauls of the hook. The pier was always there, and anytime we wanted we could grab the rod, toss a line in and see what we might be able to reel in. So what does "goin' fishin'" have to do with Twitter? Because, dropping by the Twitter stream is a lot like tossing a baited line in the water, never quite sure what, if anything, you may catch... (READ MORE...)

TWITTER INTELLIGENCE (IS NOT AN OXYMORON) (February 2008)
The phrase "Military Intelligence" is often jokingly referred to as an oxymoron. (I used to think "oxymoron" was some sort of bleach product I should be using to get the stains out of my laundry -- now, with "oxymoron!") Regardless of your position on Military Intelligence, I would like to take a moment to examine what I will call "Twitter Intelligence," and how I use Twitter to be less of a Moron. (READ MORE...)

So there you have it. Six Sassy Bits About Twitter... What have you written about Twitter over the past 12 months? Please share your opinions and links to YOUR favorite bits about Twitter in the comments below. And if you are not doing so already, please follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sass.
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