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Discover the Joys of 'Tweeting' on Twitter

Updated on May 3, 2009

I haven’t written a hub for a while I’m afraid, as I’ve been so immersed in writing my new screenplay that the weeks have just soared by, with barely an acknowledgement of anything or anyone outside of the office. Recently however, I realised that I needed some urgent feedback from my manger regarding issues about certain character backgrounds in the script and was asked to ‘tweet’ them to him for review. “Tweet?” I asked incredulously - had this broad shouldered, well read and certainly well commissioned professional gone totally insane? But no, it turns out that his “tweets” have not only instantly widened his entertainment network, they have also provided a means for him to ‘have his say’ (or rant) whenever he feels that the world needs to ‘see’ his thoughts.

The platform for this new global networking phenomena is called Twitter. No-one I have spoken to seems to know quite why it’s as addictive as, believe me, it is. All I can say is that once you get tweeting then it’s very hard to stop. And where else could you get the opportunity to chat with celebs such as Oprah, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Jonathon Ross and Stephen Fry and, whatsmore, to have them ‘follow’ you for your next great tidbit.

I’m oversimplifying here perhaps and, am still very much a Twitter newbie but believe me, this is exciting stuff and I urge you all to log on and give it a try. The rules are very simple. Sign up and ‘Tweet’ away. Those who find you interesting will follow you and, likewise, you can follow the ramblings of whomsoever takes your fancy. This morning, Stephen Fry tweeted us photos of his weekend visit to Dublin which he took on his phone (very masterfully I might add) Phillip Schofield tweeted some wonderful photos and findings from Rome, where he is currently holidaying with his mum.

There are of course those who see the marketing potential from this ever-growing trend and I’m certain that there are plenty of hubs out there that cover this aspect of it. But for me, it’s just another way to reach out within our growing virtual web world and find both friendship and inspiration. Most importantly, Twitter makes me realize that the world’s not that bad a place after all!

'Follow me' at http://twitter.com/grattongirl and let me join your network of tweeters on Twitter. Happy Tweeting!

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      drgratton 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Twitter can definitely help to build your social network and can be very powerful for promotion of personal ideas, products and services. Good luck to you all and don't forget to follow me (@grattongirl) :-)

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      write on target 8 years ago

      Nice article about your new 'tweet' experiences ... Joined 4 months ago myself. Intriguing possibilities with that site. Thanks for the article 'Doc' :-)

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Ok. I'm in the same boat. I've never tweeted before. But I'll have to try it. Maybe it can help me promote my new book.