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I remember the first time a lovely friend asked me if I can twitter. The first thought came to mind is that Bootsy Collins Song, “Do You Love Me” which asks, “I can mash potato, I can do the twist, now tell me baby, do you like it like this”. Of course, I answered “Yes” as I was a Cheerleader in High School, still constantly dance in the car with my children’s music blaring, and think of myself as the Grace Kelley of my time.

I soon came to find out that twittering, as I now like to call it, isn’t a mere dance or that squawking noise on top of the roof I hear early in the mornings, but a type of Social Networking and Micro-Blogging site which simple asks the question, “What Are You Doing”. Which basically is teaching social skills and personal relation that we might have missed in the 1st grade. Each person on Twitter only has 140 characters to express their “tweets” of that moment. Anything from “Going to Maverick for a Diet Dr. Pepper with a twist of Lime” to “Meeting at 1 has been changed to 3, thank heavens!” So my question would be, “What Are you Doing” and I could answer in a sentence what I am doing at that moment (my reply, “trying to tune out my 4 year old who seems to have missed the mute button when we passed them out”).

So Why Twitter? Most of our lives are hidden from people we care about and want to share what we are doing with so we blog. But did you ever stop to think that when you finally have showered, taken the kids to lessons, gone through the budget, cooked dinner, got dressed, mowed the lawn, and put the kids down to bed, that most of your life and the daily juice of your life has been sucked dry so you write about only a small aspect of the joy you have left. So with this Micro-Blogging, Twitter, you don’t have to sit down and write a long daily diary of exact minute by minute interludes of your life. Just go and type on sentence throughout the day. Real life seems to happen between all the blogs, posts, and emails and now there is a way to share. So I say, go ahead, Mash Potato, Do the Twist, and while you are at in, start to twitter.

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Written by debbiecluff

July 9, 2008 at 8:42 pm

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