In another month’s time, I will complete two years in this world of 140. The first few days, the only people I was following were friends I knew in person and that is probably the reason I never really understood the use of another social network (as it is, I was already eating, drinking & sleeping on FB and 140 characters seemed too restrictive). A couple of months went by and then again with some spare time in my hands I decided to go through some of the prolific tech sites (Mashable) to figure out how to make use of this network.
Soon I was ‘following’ Hollywood, bollywood celebrities, sports personalities, and from there on it went to media, corporate and many more. What hit me as the most striking feature of twitter then (even now) is how fast news breaks out. From there, it went onto waiting for those ‘special moments’ when a celebrity would reply to your tweets. Unknown facets of many celebs and famous people get unravelled, and soon I had developed a special corner for a few for who they really are. And am sure there is no platform on the web which brings fans as close to their celebrities as this.
The other big advantage on twitter is meeting like minded strangers from different walks of life. Being a football fan, I love tweeting during games, the energy levels go up no matter where I am watching it.
Every good has its bad and one gets to meet plenty who will rile you up and somewhere, you will have to draw a line on who to tweet to and whom to block! I think I have already blogged on twitter’s influence but today on the occasion of turning onto 30,000 tweets, I would like to thank all my followers and friends for adding a twitter dimension to my life and would love to mention a few on twitter I enjoy following.
My premier football banter gang: @vinugeorge @j0n14 @mukeshkini @ameenmaj @k1rn @lipinnair @hitchhawk @thariqcp @wickedsyam @beingsohin. Apart from the first two who are very good friends of mine, I met the rest totally randomly and we enjoy some wonderful banter over the last year or so.
As a football fanatic, I think it’s only appropriate to share a few media handles
@henrywinter @fourfourtwo @dailytelegraph @matt_lawton_dm @mogdentelegraph @laura_mail @oliverkaytimes @stewartgardner @nickcoppack @discomirror @ian_ladyman_dm @betfairandygray @thesportreview @dtguardian @thesunfootball @optajoe @statmanjon @espn_star @epltalk @uefacom @bbcfootball1 @guardian_sport @benhibbs
@vanderberg7 @abhinavcj @tanay46 @manutd24 @surju_utd @mihir_h @anjali_x @R_o_M @vivek782 @lilmissdinky @unitedsredarmy @wedreaminred @unitedrant @manunitedblog @manufans @manutd_updates @mannydas @manutdlive @sabarish_g @bughe9d