By christophersaul on Jul 22, 2008
I've been on Twitter for the past couple of months, after ThinGuy encouraged me to sign up.
Twitter's one of those things that's impossible to explain to people who aren't already Twittering. It just sounds rubbish. But it's fun. Basically, you have 150 letters or so to post whatever you want to.. Call it mini-blogging, if you will.
Me - You post a few words about what you're feeling, what you're doing, whatever. Friends subscribe to your 'tweets' and keep up to date with what you're up to.
Mrs Saul - Sounds strange. What do you write about?
Mr - Well, work things or whatever I'm up to or about to do. 'Just about to head off to the pool', for example.
Mrs Saul - Who on earth wants to hear about that? Who do you listen to and who listens to you?
Me - Well, I subscribe to a few work people's 'feeds' and they subscribe to mine.
Mrs Saul - Why do they care what you're up to?
Me = Well, I don't think they do particularly. It's just fun to keep in touch, so to speak.
Mrs Saul - Have you met these people?
Me - Well, I've met some of them once or twice and got on well with them. Others I've never met. I've 'known' them all for a few years via email.
Mrs Saul - Hmmmm.
Thus far, I love it. The fact I know that people I don't really know are off to church every Sunday, going to the gym or munching on a cookie is a bit odd, considering I have no idea what my best friends back home are doing for months on end. That said, when we do finally all meet, we'll probably feel like old friends. Let's see how long this particular Web 2.0 thing lasts...