You are in the middle of a killer report, but you have the urge to tell someone what you’re doing at the moment. You really have to. So you aim your mouse for Yahoo! Messenger. Then you find a friend. Then you tell your friend. End of story? Relief? Itch scratched?!
Wrong!!! You just engaged yourself in an hour-long conversation that may set you back for three hours, because it stretches that long! Anne just broke up with a boyfriend, Bryan had a fantastic vacation, Cheryl is raving over her new baby, and you, YOU… Are way overdue on your killer report! So what do you do now?!
My former excuse for keeping YM on was that “I just wanna know what mail came in so I can get to it ASAP”. What a delusion. I had realized then that it was a faulty mindset, but I honestly did not want to miss chatting with my friends. I didn’t know how to break free of it until… Twitter.
Twitter is a social networking program/website that, to me, is a cross between instant messaging, blogging, email, and as I said, social networking. It lets you write up to 140 characters per message, and it gets posted as soon as you click the “update” button.
A former Microsoft minion – turned – Steve Jobs asset, Pete Wright, said that Twitter was annoying. That was what kept me from trying out Twitter, until I saw Mr. Racoma’s Twitter posts. I thoroughly liked the idea, so I got my own account, and I got hooked!
Needless to say, as I write this, my YM is off, but I update the world through Twitter once in a while, when the urge strikes. Never have I been able to make as many articles straight as I have today. Four and counting. Twitter just rules! You are soo wrong, Mr. Peter Wright. Hurray for Twitter! :p