Why use Twitter?

Speaking only for myself: I started using Twitter as an easy way for my children to keep me reassured as to their safety while they were abroad – Emily in Colorado at university and Alex in Australia and Thailand on a gap break

It grew from that to an easy way to make contact with local Twitts and to stay in touch with them (especially through the Tweet-ups) – also as a way of picking up snippets from journalists, comedians, etc, that I wanted to follow.

The beauty of Twitter is its –

  • freedom: each user chooses who to follow: they are not restricted to following Twitts who follow them, and are not forced to follow their own followers, either
  • flexibility: you can use Twitter on the Web, by SMS, through email, etc
  • simplicity: the 140-character limit could hardly be easier!
  • fun: try it and see!


  1. niftyknits

    Oy! who you callin' twitts? 😉

  2. Abaddon the scrivener

    It's shorter that "Twitterers" and size is everything when you only have 140 characters to use 😉

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