I love Twitter. Chances are, so do you. Where else can you crawl out of bed, and joke with somebody from Australia about their sloppy housekeeping habits over your first cup of coffee? Then a minute later, you could be engaged in some philosophical debate with a transplanted American now living in Sweden; and then it's time to catch up with your core base of personal favorites---to see how the Giants did last night, or if that tornado touched down in Houston.
How hot is Twitter? Incindiary. Heck, six months ago, I thought Twitter was some silly gimmick to add flair to your emails. That was my first reaction. I thought it sounded silly. It's anything but silly; it's a very, very powerful way to connect with the world, in real time, 140 limit character posts, aka "tweets". The power of Twitter can kill a bad movie's box office total in a flash. To me, that's not a bad thing. It might force Hollywood to start making better flicks.
In Washington, DC, the use of Twitter has actually been banned by the President. It seems as though the leader of ObamaNation is worried about the bad publicity that's been building within the once liberal based core of Twitters. The once "silent minority" is silent no longer. My favorite, is an outrageous stock broker from Phoenix, Todd Fritz, aka @thewonderbroker. The guy's hilarious in his disdain for Obama and his love for his old home town Brewers. He's a free-wheeling self proclaimed party animal and he's not afraid to say exactly what's on his mind.
Speaking your mind---that's the First Amendment. I like that. The Constitution. I like that, too. Sometimes I wonder if the power brokers in Washington DC have ever heard of the Constitution. From what I've seen, they may have heard of it, but don't care about its significance.
Maybe in 2012, they'll find out that the vast majority of Americans do in fact, care about the Constitution. With any luck, we'll see some changes---finally for the better.
With any luck, Twitter will still be going strong & perhaps the new administration will be active Twitters as well. Maybe I'll follow them.
Larry Underwood wrote Life Under the Corporate Microscope---A Maverick's Irreverent Perspective