I decided that Twitter must be okay when I started following the tweets of one of my favourite musicians, John Darnielle from the Mountain Goats. In my opinion, Darnielle is one of our greatest contemporary songwriters, and his tweets are no exception to his lyrical mastery. Each 140 character snippet provides an insight to his humor and genius. If Twitter's good enough for John Darnielle, it's good enough for me.
I now follow many of my favourite musicians, comedians, and other public figures. I've realised Twitter's a great tool for communication - it's an easy way to stay on top of current events and breaking news, as well as getting a much-needed laugh in the middle of a busy day. You can choose who to follow, so your home page isn't bombarded with messages like "omgzzzz tuna agin 4 lunch?!?! WTFFFF @mom!!!"
Now, here's a song* that's sure to get me through a hectic year at CreComm:
Also, I urge you to check out this clip of two of my all-around favourite people and Twitterers, John Darnielle and Stephen Colbert. You may have to do some digging to find a clip that's available in Canada, but it will be well worth it when you do.
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So, what do you think, friends? Do you find Twitter useful? Who are you following?
*Yes, I realise this song is about much heavier things than school-related stress. I just like it is all.