I know this is off-track, but I’ve fallen in love, and I want to share it with you.
Imagine a service where you could: let your friends know what you’re doing, plan impromptu meetups, share links to your blog or other crazy stuff, and find out what Wil Wheaton (yes, Wesley Crusher) is having for lunch.
Now imagine that you could do it on the web, on your PC, on your Mac, in your email, by SMS or text. Imagine also that you could bind it to your Facebook, MySpace, Pownce, Jaiku, LinkedIn or other social networking apps…
That’s Twitter. It’s a micro-blogging service that exists to answer the question: “What are you doing?” You’re limited to 140 characters, so wordy loudmouths like me get reigned in.
If you’re interested in Web 2.0 culture, or finding out what’s going on behind the scenes in the tech world, you must check it out. I just wanted to let y’all know that it’s out there, I’m using it, and it’s awesome.
But don’t take my word for it, here are some other Twitterers…
Wil Wheaton: http://twitter.com/wilw
Kevin Rose (of Digg.com): http://twitter.com/kevinrose
Leo Laporte (of TechTV and Twit.tv): http://twitter.com/leolaporte
Barack Obama: http://twitter.com/BarackObama
Hillary Clinton: http://twitter.com/Hillary2008
Adam Curry (ex-mtv): http://twitter.com/adamcurry
Johnathan Coulton: http://twitter.com/jonathancoulton
Henry Rollins: http://twitter.com/HenryRollins
Darth Vader: http://twitter.com/darthvader
and me: http://twitter.com/dezrah
Okay, there’s tons more, but I’m lazy. You can subscribe to all of these feeds by clicking “follow” on their profiles, then ‘bam’ you’ve got a little window into the lives of the digerati. More often than not, they’ll follow you back and you get to start conversations and relationships with new folks and also have a quick way to keep in touch with your friends. One SMS from your cell and everyone who follows you will find out waht you want to say. Enjoy! and I’ll see you there.
If that’s not enough, Twitter can get you out of jail!
Seriously. Just sign up.