Hi, my name is Kari and I’m a Twitter addict. I got started on Twitter when it swept the newsroom over a month ago, and now I can’t stop.
It’s got a beauty to it unlike Facebook and Myspace. On Facebook, I am friends with high school and college friends. I catch up with friends, set up lunch dates and spy on people I don’t like. On Myspace, I’m friends with Mikey’s friends. I originally started blog there and I do love the fact that I can create a page from scratch and show a little creativity. But when it comes to Twitter, well I’m friends with anyone…. that is anyone who speaks English and doesn’t have a million tweets in a minute trying to sell me something.
I like Twitter because I don’t feel like I’m being judged. I can type that I just a cookie like it was my job, make fun of someone at work or vent about my bad day and no one cares, because they’re doing the same thing. Yes, it’s the same as updates on Facebook and Myspace, but for some reason, it’s different. When I can finally put my finger on it, I’ll be sure to update.
I also like Twitter because 140 characters doesn’t give me a lot of room for improvement and thinking. I normally write a blog 5 or 6 times, read, re-read etc. before I post. I don’t have to worry about that with Twitter because there’s not much room for change.
Now to some of my Twitter faves. What kind of twirp would I be if I didn’t share some of my Twitter love?
First, I’ll start with my smarty pants friends.
@mozunkis my Internet guru. He actually is the main reason this blog is getting up and running right now. He’s tutoring me lol. If you ever need help, go to him. He also started Secret Tweet, kind of like Post Secret in 140 characters.
I have to give a shout out to @madbryers. Although I had heard of Twitter, listening to him talk about it is what got my started. Thanks little buddy.
@scottsaxtonis my boss. I guess I had to give him a shoutout since I’m writing a blog about Twitter and I try to keep it work related. He posts fun pictures…sometimes. Plus, I really didn’t read my contract, so there may have been a Twitter clause in there… and if so, I’m sooo keeping my job.
@jackgraycnnis one of my fave writers. He works for Anderson Cooper 360. He tweets about his dog, but the things I like most about his tweets…. he adds amazing pictures he’s taken and lets me know when his latest blog is done. They never fail to impress.
@stevehuff is hilarious. His tweets are sometimes raunchy and inappropriate, but they crack me up. I especially like the ones about his daughter AKA The Dark Majesty.
If I would have to choose a couple of celebrities to tell you to follow, I would choose @kimkardashian as one. She is honest and recently put up some horrid sunburn pics, but it shows she real. @britneyspears follows most people back. It’s nice to have a celeb on your side every now and then. And finally, I’d say @valebrity. They have a really cool site and update you through tweets on the latest celebs to hit up the twitterverse. Some celebs I am not fond of on Twitter, @apluskAKA Ashton Kutcher, @mrskutcherAKA Demi Moore and @johncmayer AKA John Mayer. You may like them, but I’ve chosen not to follow the mainstreamers 😉
And finally, how could I forget myself? HELLO! If you aren’t following me on Twitter, you should. It’s @littlemissmyz . I chose that name because I wanted to keep it somewhat work related. I’ll be a big girl one day and put my name on it, but until then, I’ll have sass. I tweet a lot sometimes and not so much others. If I have something clever to say or need to bitch, I’m there.
And if you still don’t know what Twitter is, let’s sum it up: You have 140 characters to say what’s on your mind. You can follow people who intrigue you, and people will follow you for a variety of reasons. It’s a great way to make new friends via the Internet.
Now, there are some cool websites associated with Twitter. Since you only have 140 characters, it’s sometimes hard to add websites to your tweets. Thank goodness for tinyurl.com. There are many out there, but this is the one I always you. It shortens the link for you so you can fit it in with a description.
Then there’s twitpic. If you have a Twitter account, you automatically have a Twitpic account. You upload an image, put in a description and voila, it’s on Twitter.
There is a really cool website for WV tweeters. It’s called wvtweets.com (couldn’t get it to pull up to link it, just type it in yourself 🙂 . It was started by @mcneely. He has compiled WV Tweeters from all around the state and has broken it down. You can look at tweets from the whole state, Huntington area, Charleston area and even smaller areas like my little town of Point Pleasantville. Very cool to see who else in your area is tweeting and what they have to say.
You can also see who of my fellow WSAZ/myZ employees are tweeting. Go here and you’ll have a list along with their usernames. Be prepared, there’s a lot of us in the Twitterverse.
If you’re not tweeting by now, hopefully this will sway you. I mean c’mon, @Oprah is tweeting! Enough said. If you don’t want to tweet, that’s fine too. You can send me money for my addiction to PO BOX 365 Point Pleasantville WV 25550 (Monopoly money is my fave, thanks).
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