If you were wondering what the new box over on the right (lower… lower), between CHATROOM and LINKS is, and if TWITTER means nothing to you whatsoever, please read on.
If you’re not familiar with Twitter, then think of it as power-blogging, or as a means of broadcasting the trivial and mundane very quickly. Like MySpace and Facebook, only much more regularly, in shorter bursts.
The general idea is that, whenever the urge takes you, you answer Twitter’s million dollar question: What are you doing? And lo, everyone that follows you knows what you’re doing.
The best thing is that everybody is limited to 140 characters. And nobody ever says “Thanks for the add!”
There will be frequent updates relevant to The Blog, which will hopefully serve as reminders of latest topics, competition deadlines, chat sessions, etc. Some of it will be rather pointless, naturally.
If The Blog is enough for you, don’t worry that you’re missing out on anything. You can see my most recent ‘tweets’ on any Blog page, so please don’t feel that you have to register or respond. As with David’s MySpace, it’s only the same old stuff repeated at a different place, for a different audience.
However, if you are already a fully-fledged Twitterer (or should that be Tweeter?) and want to follow The Blog’s Twitter stream, you can follow me here. And maybe I’ll follow you, too.
Well done to Greg, Lorraine and Nate for finding me when I was still testing it out, by the way.