Do you remember signing up for email? I was in high school. In the 90s.

Have you signed up for Twitter?

Okay, okay. I’ll take it easy.

New, New, New

There’s lots of new things every day, every moment, every instant. New life comes into the world. And services like Twitter are networks that enable one to share with and to many.

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations.

At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place. See it in action.

So it’s real-time, it’s short “bursts” and it’s more than text.

As the bird flies

What’s interesting about this website/service, is that it potentially diminishes or even removes the “degrees of separation” between two or more people. It’s as if I could travel “as the crow flies” instead of by car, through stop lights and curvy roads.

Twitter is also real-time. Immediate. For those who worship instant “bursts” of thought and response on generally public matters, this is their place.

As age groups, temperaments and certain personalities or professions tend toward Twitter by default, it is a recommendation that you “sign up”, as you once did finally for email back in the day, and secure your Twitter name before it’s gone for good.


Tweets can be embedded automatically in your WordPress site (or others by now, too). You can follow these instructions (same is true for self-hosted WordPress sites).

Third-party services/apps/plugins

With Buffer, Tweeting can be pretty cool and easy.

In they’re own words,

Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.