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Although I have heard about Twitter.com for some time, I decided to give it a try the other day. As someone who loves following Facebook status updates, I was hooked. You can follow me here.

But besides just the greatness of following people’s daily life updates, Twitter is handy as a search tool for advice, links and perspective. It took me awhile to find the ‘search’ link (strangely located at the bottom of the Twitter home page), but it’s highly worthwhile to use as research fodder for a paper of when you’re bored and interested in discovering some new corner of the internet.

Twitter is catching on- Barack Obama, McCain and even Brittany Spears are twitterific. But the mainstream masses are still going to take some time. Most likely, those with Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn etc-type social networks will be those most likely to join the (ahem) flock.

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