If you have no idea what “Twitter” is, allow me to explain. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. And these tweets must be 140 characters or less. That’s right, you long-winded folks. Less than 140 characters. You choose your Twitter name and put and @ sign in front of it. I am @cindybeall. Original, huh? We professional “twitter-ers” have learned to replace words with signs like & for and. We know that we can use the numbers 4 and 2 for the words for and to. We know what hash marks are (#), what re-tweets are (RT), what Follow Fridays mean (FF) and how to make our cell phone ding when we get a direct message (DM). I love (the) Twitter because I know when @jenwined got a deal on the floors she’s putting in her new house. I love (the) Twitter because I can keep up with @robinstorch and what stores she’s been shopping at that day. I love (the) Twitter because I can keep us with friends without spending hours on the phone trying to catch up. I love (the) Twitter because I have been blessed to “meet” some amazing people that otherwise might not have crossed my path like @loriwilhite, @pamcase and @brandiandboys. I love (the) Twitter because I can get some deeply spiritual thoughts from pastors I follow like @stevenfurtick, @dinorizzo and @rickwarren. I hate (the) Twitter because of the self-pimping that goes on. I hate (the) Twitter because of people who name drop when they are with popular people. I hate (the) Twitter because some people re-tweet more than they tweet. I hate (the) Twitter because of how I feel when I see my followers decrease in number. And I hate that I even care about the last one. Let’s be honest. We know when we lose followers because the number goes down. You go to bed one night with 186 followers and wake up with 183 followers. You find yourself thinking, “What? What happened? What’d I say? Did I tweet too much about my kids poop?” In my opinion there are many more good things about (the) Twitter than bad. So, instead of “throwing the baby out with the bath water”, I just ignore the stuff I don’t care for and enjoy it for the social networking tool it is. All you Twitter-ers out there, two things…what’s your favorite thing about it and what’s your Twitter “call sign”?