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Twitter for Love, Twitter for Hate

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Until my required use of Twitter in my Intro to Writing Arts class, I had never used Twitter. I saw it as a way to follow celebrities and your friends. Well, I really don’t care what celebrities are doing, and if I wanted to know what my friends were doing at every moment, I would ask them. But then this weekend, we were assigned the task of reading articles on how twitter got started, and the list that changed my mind– http://mashable.com/2009/05/08/twitter-authors/. One of my favorite authors in the world – Neil Gaiman — is on twitter?! And OMG, he talks to my favorite singer, Amanda Palmer! Insane! Who knew? Why wasn’t I informed of this sooner!? Here I was, making fun of people for following for following Ashton Kutcher, forgetting that my type of celebrities are my favorite authors and bands! Terry Goodkind, Terry Pratchett, Brand New and The Dresden Dolls…and I can follow what they do day to day? It’s like accepted stalking, but I’m not going to complain.

I have also discovered other interesting things about Twitter. Like did you know that there are such things as Twitter Wars? Apparently what happens is that when two countries are at war with one another, the citizens like to have arguments over twitter as well. Amazing.   http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/social_network/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212700657

Written by augeregua

November 17, 2009 at 9:59 PM