I am a hardcore Twitterer. I love tweeting with my tweeps. It’s a real community. As a matter of fact, my post on Sunday was a YouTube video about Twitter. If you want a typical user’s view of the appeal of Twitter, it’s perfect.
I use Twitter to promote my latest blog posts (I get a respectable amount of traffic from Twitter), share interesting links, and tweet observations and reactions. If you want to check out the kind of things I tweet, you can find me at http://twitter.com/sandwiched.
I’ve tweeted from every room in my house, my car (though not while driving, or course!), the mall, the movies, and even (and especially) from the emergency room!
It’s also utterly fascinating to read tweets in real time as newsworthy events happen. When the plane went down in the Hudson River, I first learned about it from someone I follow who said they could see the plane in the river from their living room window! The first photo I saw of the plane in the water was posted on TwitPic by a Twitterer with an iPhone.
As one who tweets, I have a huge resource available to me. Once I was stuck with two half-eaten apples (blame Little Sis). So I asked the twitterverse what I should do with them. Within minutes, I had eight or ten suggestions, and my kids had a great after-school snack that day.
I spent election night and inauguration day on Twitter. For a girl in a very politically conservative area of western Pennsylvania, it gave me a chance to connect in real time with other Barack Obama supporters.
This post is hardly the 140-character limit to which I am accustomed!