I have always joked:
Republicans use the twitter
Sarah Palin is a twitterer
Honestly, it was quite unfair of me to make a joke like that. For truth be told I don't know how to use twitter. I've always heard tales of humorous and tragically humorous celebrity tweets. I've seen people on FB flail and writhe like a shoal of fish washed ashore. However, I've never actually used twitter or understood what it does or how it works or why people use it.
Wikipedia says Twitter is a microblogging site. You post tiny messages that are 140 characters long. It seems like an alien concept to me. Usually if I have something to say, I blog about it. I can update my Facebook status if it is a brief blurb. Apparently twitter lets you converse though - but so does Facebook and any chat application.
But with so many billions of users and a twitter anthology of every tweet in history purchased and archived by the library of congress, I guess twitter is somewhat important. Every celebrity, every show, every politician and every corporation is on twitter. Heck even their pet dogs and left legs are on twitter. Even the President held a twitter town hall. I've been the only one living under a rock, screaming, I don't understand the twitter, whats all the twittering about?
My days under the rock are over now. After considerable peer pressure, I've succumbed to the tweet monster. I've made a twitter account. I still don't know how to use twitter, but hey I knew how to make this fancy widget in the left bar that lets you follow me on twitter. I don't know what to say other than #gaysharks here I come! I'm a twitterer now. I don't know how to tweet. But just like Palin I'm going to be a twitterer and you can't repudiate that.