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Do You 'Twitter'? (And If Not, Why Not?)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 3/13/07 (7:58pm)

Twitter LogoIt doesn't get any more ephemeral than this: you pop a sentence about what you're doing at the moment in a box and then go back to whatever you were doing.

Who'd bother, you ask? Even more, who'd bother to read it all?

Well, apparently quite a few people. It's called 'Twitter' and it's really taking off. Ev Williams, original creator of, dumped Odeo just to concentrate on this. Now it seems everyone's doing it. Here's the Twitter account of John Edwards, Democratic Candidate for President.

Over the weekend a guide came out called, "The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Twitter Users".

If being a "wildly successful twitter user" matters to you, I recommend you read the piece. Then get yourself an account and tell us what you're doing in 140 characters or less. Here's my own modest attempt...