Recently I’ve begun to use Twitter. A lot. I admit it: I’m totally addicted. A few months back I asked the question of whether I needed to tweet at all. Now, I only ask: how can I find more hours in the day to tweet?
In fact, I started this very post months ago. Then I started using Twitter for “research,” and well, I never even had time to finish it until today, when my toddler decided to treat Mommy and take an extra-long nap. (Thanks, buddy. I owe you one.)
For those of you who aren’t already hopelessly addicted to Twitter, let me tell you some of the great things about it:
- Some people are really witty. Some celebrities are really, really witty. You realize why they are celebrities.
- You can find out what your friends ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes they’ll “check-in” so you can know exactly where they ate their meal, at the precise time, and with how many people.
- You can see the same contest tweeted and retweeted by hundreds of people.
- You can discuss the weather worldwide. And with the winter we’re having, misery definitely loves company.
- You can read riveting thoughts like I love twitter and I hate twitter.
All in all, Twitter has shown me how amazing and clever some people can be in 140 characters or less. But equally amazing is how many really annoying sales pitches can be packaged in the same number of characters.
My favorite tweets? Celebrities whose Twitter-selves are as mesmerizing as I’d imagined. And celebrities and pseudo-celebrities who reply and converse with regular people like me on Twitter. My first celebrity retweet felt like getting a post-modern autograph – and even better, it was from my childhood fave Pee-wee Herman.
Along with my incessant tweeting, I spend a decent amount of time on Facebook. And of course, I have my blog. And I like to read a lot of other blogs, too. Already, though, I’m waiting for the next new thing.
I’ve been told it’s Quora. Have you tried it yet? And is it hopelessly addicting too?
This is a original Jersey Moms Blog post. Anna, a New Jersey mom, blogs about all things mom at Random Handprints. You can also find her on Facebook, on Twitter at @RandomHandprint, and most recently on Quora.
Photo credit given to Coghill Cartooning.