I just want to say how much I love twitter.
Over the past few weeks of working from home and with the next few weeks also probably working from home, it has been great to be on Twitter.
It is like working in an office, where there are these conversations going on in the background and you can join in if you want or just leave them be. My Twitter friends have been my company in the past few weeks.
But if you need some quiet time you can turn twitter off, as it can be a bit distracting sometimes (you can’t turn office colleagues off unfortunately sometimes).
I only have around 30 or so that I’m following but they all feel like friends, and when I was at MODM in Melbourne a few weeks ago I got to meet a few people IRL that I’d only met on Twitter before. It is really interesting meeting someone that you have been following on twitter, it’s like you know them already just a little bit.
Also, I have had the most wonderful support from my Twitter friends over the past few weeks, and have seen how they have supported other people when things aren’t going well or congratulations when things are going great.
And the Twitter news beats real news hands down. From bushfires to earthquakes to oil spills and celebrity deaths, I’ve heard about it all on twitter first. And not to mention the engagement and birth announced by (separate) twitter friends in the past few weeks.
Twitter is one web 2.0 tool that will be with me for a long time to come.