Follow me on Twitter

Friday, 02 January 2009
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I recently started making use of Twitter. For those who are already lost, wikipedia defines Twitter as "a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length."

Twitter really starts to shine during a major news crisis. Since information is passed along in quick notes in real time, the news travels considerably faster then most major news outlets. For example, the Red Cross uses it to exchange minute-to-minute information about local disasters, including statistics and directions. The next time something major happens in the world. Search on Twitter and follow along there. You will be amazed.

I will honest with you as most posts will mainly be updates to what is going on with whatever I feel like mentioning at that moment. For example, the other day I was telling the world about our fantastic New Year's evening that included a Matlock marathon. Good times...

Hopefully I won't ever be in a position of needing to exchange minute-to-minute information about local disasters but if you are interested in following along anyways, my home page is http://twitter.com/akasharkbow. For Firefox users, you can also easily follow along with other users tweets by installing the Twitterfox addon.

Give it a try, I know you will like it.

Oh yeah, for those who want to follow along with famous people on Twitter, here is a list of minor celebrities who are active. MC Hammer? Can't touch that!


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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