Today is the day I reached the 1,000 milestone — I’m not sure how important this is, really, but it did give me a small thrill. (Very small.)
If you want to jump on the bandwagon, I am on Twitter. A fine young journalist named was No. 1,000.
If you’re still skeptical about Twitter, here are some helpful articles:
- , by Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb (April 25, 2008)
- , by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger (Jan. 25, 2008)
- , by Amy Gahran of Contentious (Oct. 21, 2008)
Someone recently wrote an excellent list of tips for complete beginners — not , and not , but propecia one — that was really good, but it seems I failed to add it to . If someone knows the link, please send it! (It was aimed at absolutely clueless newbies, and it was very nice, clear, brief, and helpful. I recall that it explained the importance of writing a bio, using your real name, and adding a photo/avatar. I think it also explained @ and d, as well as retweeting.)
Find people on Twitter with a search. (Another site, , can recommend people you might like to follow, but I think it works better if you have already been using Twitter for a while and have a backlog of tweets built up.)
Find topics on Twitter from the local page.
Search with a hash mark (e.g., ) to limit your search to topics.