Have you tweeted yet?
Probably the coolest thing I've come across recently is the new phenomenon of Twitter. It's never been easier to get in touch with so many people all at one time, and in so few words.
What's Twitter, you ask?
It's a place where people come together – electronically. On Twitter, you follow anyone you like. When you choose to follow someone, every time they post a tweet, it shows up in a list, or stream on your Twitter home page. If they choose to follow you, your tweets will show up on their page. I've seen this used from figuring out when to meet up for coffee to the latest in health news (this just in: even WebMD is calling coffee a health food!). And now it seems just about everyone is Twittering – I'm even talking about companies and celebrities. We already have a bunch of followers, and I'm enjoying what's discussed by everyone we're following.
It's all about communication....
The other cool thing about Twitter is how you get in touch with one person in particular. There are two ways of directly talking to someone. Imagine speaking to someone in a room full of people. You don't mind if someone overhears what you're saying, because it may be beneficial to them. That's what someone's doing when they say "@" in front of the person's name. While it looks like any regular post to anyone else, it will show up highlighted to the person it's meant for. Or, say you want to ask a question in private. All you have to do is type "d" in front of the person's name, and it will directly message them. This means the message went only to them (or back to you). I think features like this make Twitter a great resource or hangout for everyone.