There was a time that I could not live without Twitter.
Twitter is a popular micro-blog.
A micro-blog is like a cross between instant messaging and blogging. You simply shoot out quick one line statements to a world of followers. In my case, 833 people who care to follow my quick one line statements. In real life, I only know about two of these people but, the fact that there is always someone there to listed to my quick thoughts about something or nothing, reassures me of my importance here on earth.
I have belonged to Twitter for about four months. In that time I have downloaded Digsby so that I can follow other twitterers while I work. I have also mastered the send to Twitter option from my cell phone and have the Twitter app on my Facebook.
All was fine on Twitter until they fine folks there came the brilliant Twitter idea of the Election 2008 feed. Twitter had a running feed of anyone’s comments/ideas concerning the Presidential election. There were some great ‘twitter fights’ between Palin sympathizers and Palin not so sympathizers. This feed was also a battle ground to see who can come up with the latest election info first. I would imaging that this brought in many new users to the free site.I was constantly checking in to see who was saying what. The rush was addicting.
Then something traumatic happened. The Presidential election. Two days later, Twitter pulled the plug on the election feed and the many followers had to deal with the stress of coping with the loss of their new addiction. Many of us Twitter election 2008 addicts went into Twitter Post Election blues. Two weeks later we realized that we had become twittered out.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the former twitter election 2008 addicts now have plenty of free time to spend with our loved ones eating too much food and spending money. It just goes to show you, there is always something to become addicted to.