Cindy Beall explaining The Twitter is like hearing a coherent thought on American Idol from Paul Abdul. And no, it’s not called The Twitter, but I call it The Twitter. Because I’m fun. So there. Moving on. The Twitter is a free social messaging utility to help you stay connected in real-time. However, your “updates” must be less than 140 characters. And that can be tough especially if one is long-winded. Ahem. Go to The Twitter website and sign up for an account. Your name can be whatever you want, but it will have an @ sign in front of it. My name is @cindybeall. You could be @johnsmith or @goodlookinmomma or @nevershavingmylegsagain. You get the picture. Your call. When on The Twitter, you can “follow” people and they can “follow” you. Some people follow people they don’t know and some follow only people they know. Some people have thousands of followers and some have less than a hundred. You get their updates and know exactly what they are doing at any given point in the day. Why would you want to know that information on a 24/7 basis? I have absolutely no idea. However comma it is really fun when you already know what is going on in your friend’s worlds before you even talk to them. Especially if you don’t like to talk on the phone like me. Like Brandi (@brandiandboys) in Nashville knew about our tornadoes back in February because Natalie (@nataliewitcher) and I (@cindybeall) were twittering meteorologists. Or I can find out that Dusty’s (@dustytakle) kid is sick or that there is a new version of some software from Terry (@terrystorch) or that Bobby (@bobbygwald) just returned from one of his many travels or that Scott (@scottwilliams) is taking his sons to get their Friday haircuts. I happen to stalk follow friends who don’t live near like @sarahmarkley, @cmarkley, @kyndalbraly, @boomama, @jimmyk7, @theresa162, @runningmama26, @tobenheim, @mandythompson, @brettbraly, @donheller, @brandolynicole, @luckyred, @cassgirl, @briankruck, and @ginakruck so that I can keep tabs on them like Big Brother. There are also plenty of friends I follow who live in my very own town like @clinch1, @ahyden, @abbiz, @bpaludan, @marcypriest, @scottrodgers, @princessjes and many more. My BS girls (@deleise, @dustytakle, @nataliewitcher, @jenwined, @jannagoodwin, @manymeadows, @robinstorch, @nicole_knox, @k_heinecke, @mrscdonaldson) and I all follow each other and comment back to each other with an @ reply or a DM (direct message.) You can actually have those messages sent to your very own cell phone. And if you set it up just right, you can be dinged ALL FREAKIN’ DAY LONG! (Pardon me.) (The Twitter, it excites me.) See the pure entertainment that goes on in Twitterworld? If you want to follow me, that’ll be fine. I try to keep you as entertained as possible. If you follow me and don’t hear from me for a day or two, just know that nothing absolutely extraordinary is going on in my life. But, should I go to the grocery store, you’ll be the first to know about it. Sincerely, @cindybeall P.S. If you Twitter, what’s your name? Would love to see who all is wasting their time being blessed by this social creation.
First of all let me start out with a disclaimer: