Apparently I joined Twitter on May 19 of this year because the BadAstronomer was on it (yes, I normally do things because other people are doing it if I don’t know why they’re doing it). So, I joined, played around with my profile a bit, then forgot about it until just now.
I can’t say that I’ve really discovered the reason for its existence yet, but I think that it’s a social networking site with a stalkerish/cultish flair to it. Instead of friending people you “follow” them and a little thing pops up and fades away saying “You are now following (insert person here)”.
And instead of accumulating friends, you accumulate “followers”.
So far, I only have one follower and you can’t be a cult leader with only one follower. So, if you want to join my cult follow me on Twitter, log in and follow me, or register. K?
While I’m at it, I wish that a certain co-author would get on a few social networking sites… hint hint!
Update: Thrawn has a Twitter! And we STILL have no idea what it exists for but our cult is growing!