I’m usually not the kind of person to go around following trends just for the sake of “belonging”, or anything like that. Regardless, I do enjoy keeping up with the latest novelties, particularly when it’s concerned with new and fascinating internet applications /utilities. With that in mind, I’ve been toying with the more-than-popular micro-blogging tool that goes by the name of Twitter.
Simply put, this is a free service where users are invited to constantly broadcast their thoughts (tweets), by answering the perennial question “what are you doing now?” – using no more than 140 characters at a time. Well, the way I see it, Twitter is pretty like a public, internet-based SMS service.
While in essence using Twitter it’s not unlike scribbling on a public wall, the really cool thing about it is that it’s grown into a drastically popular public wall – Which is both a good and bad thing, depending how you look at it. But, rather than forcing you to read my babbling in order to ascertain the nature of the tweet, I’ve rounded up 4 videos that should be watched by novice and experienced twitter user alike:
What are you doing, now?
Kind of lame – but realistic – twitter song:
Interesting twitter song:
Awesome twitter parody: