I’m a tweeting man now. Like a good J-school graduate and bad Berkmanite, I finally joined Twitter. I think I resisted it until now because it was introduced to me in a trite, “this is the future of journalism” kind of way. Plus, it kind of has a dopey name– not sure how that made it past the beta stage. No one wants to be a twit, so why would you want to be involved with a platform ostensibly designed to produce them?
But it turns out that Twitter is actually kind of great, as are many of the people on it. Today I got some sweet journalism tips from @suzanneyada and learned about the physics of time travel in Lost from &jakedobkin. I also tried this way-too-Canadian tweet on for size:
“Now I know how Americans felt when we had Trudeau and they had Nixon.”
Yeah, I’m working on it.