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Am addicted. Addicted to Twitter. I am reminded of the song “Am addicted to YouTube.” Twitter has become a very good source for me. Source of news, blogs, articles, facts and fiction. So if you have started twittering and are not sure whom to follow, here are some suggestions.

I first invited my gmail friends to twitter. Only a few of my friends were on twitter. I stopped using chats. It’s all on twitter. More people, more blogs, articles, news. And thanks to firefox and twitterfox, it has all become more easy. 

Getting to know what’s going around you is important. News. Information from North, East, West and South. I first followed BBC, but later stopped as the news headlines weren’t good enough. Then I followed BreakingNewz and finally digg_worldnews. But the best I felt was BreakingNewsOn. Worth following that one. I stopped following digg_worldnews, as I was also following digg_popular.

I follow problogger and labnol, as it gives me ideas for new blog posts. You can use the twitter search (search.twitter.com) to find tweets and help twitterers who share interests with you. 

And do read this article, to find more. You can find god, DarthVader and other eminent people. Twitter is here to stay. God I am gonna be missing it when in college. 😦

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I am on lots of social networking sites now. Orkut, Facebook, Twitter, and then. Ok. Not lots a few networking sites. And most of you, my readers too should be using social networking sites. You can add a link to your website or your blog so that people can get to know more about you and of course you will get traffic.

I am an avid follower of problogger Darren Rowse. I read about landing pages in his blog. And I felt it was essential. Essential because it is human beings like me whom I expect to visit and just like me, everyone is in a hurry to know what’s going on around them. So they click a link, go somewhere, come back, and they may forget where that page came from. 

So I need to make sure how my about page came there. For that I tweaked the about page (later added a new one) so that they can know that they had come here after clicking the link on my twitter profile. This is my twitter landing page. I found another landing page. I liked it very much, so lovely. Do check it out. Dushan Wegner Twitter Landing Page.

So have you started twittering? Have a peep at my tweets here.

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You might be familiar with the post title. Yes, it is about Twitter, which I am now finding very interesting, thanks to digital inspiration, problogger, common craft, twitterbar and twitterfox, and of course not to forget twitter itself. 

Twitter is all about micro-blogging. And it’s easier and free! You can use your twitter page as an asset. To tell the world what you are doing, to know what your friends are doing and also know what is happening around the world.

I first read about Twitter in some news article where a reporter who was imprisoned somewhere in middle east used twitter to inform his followers and the world that he needs help(He tweeted from his mobile phone). And help flowed to him! That was long back, and for me twitter still looked complicated.

Again I came across twitter in Digital Inspiration during the November 26th, Attack at Mumbai, where twitter was extensively used to transfer information about family and friends. That’s when I thought of trying out twitter. And now I am addicted. Thanks to firefox addons like Twitterfox and Twitterbar, I needn’t dedicate a firefox tab for twitter website.I just use the address bar to tweet.

It’s easy to tweet, you see. You just have to tweet the answer for the question, “What you are doing?”. That simple question, inspired a website and it is now a huge success. Almost all professional bloggers use twitter, because it is a great medium to obtain traffic. For me twittering is fun. Before you go on do watch this video. Twitter in Plain English by Common Craft. I am sure you are gonna love using twitter.

So when will you start tweeting?

You can catch my tweets here.

P.S. I am unable to tweet from my mobile phone. (Don’t tell anyone, I own <hide>Nokia 1600</hide>). Guess I have to change my handset to tweet when offline.

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