Twitter is some sort of fact of life. You can follow news there, your favorite celebrity, let your followers know about your newest whatevers. It also can be a huge energy sink. Here are two resources to help:
- New York Time’s Columnist David Pogue wrote a great column called Twittering Tips for Beginners. If you’re not using twitter, or, like me, sometimes wondering why you are, David tells you clearly. Somehow Pogue always seems to put tech into a perspective I can deal with.
- Our own Lori Widmer told me about TweetDeck. This free program works on windoz, macs, iphones, lunix and who knows what else. It gives you a nifty overview of not only your tweet network but also hot trends. I’ve yet to fully explore it, but it’s feature rich and free. It also takes awhile to use.
- An almost useless but sort of fun site let’s you know how long you’ve been tweeting. According to it I’ve been tweeting for 2 years, 8 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes, 10 seconds – scary.