This has led to me spending less time writing and blogging and more time adding new followers, reading their profiles and building relationships with them. It's been fun!
It is also a discipline in itself to use the 140 character format: you either whip off pithy little comments or do a series, each one ending in a cliff hanger.
The national newspapers have belatedly picked up on this story but have misquoted John Cleese. The Daily Mail used it as an opportunity to be bitchy about the supposedly 'boring' lives of the famous, leaving off half the quote and complaining about John Cleese's love of marmite and mustard.
The Guardian today made the same mistake. These papers do employ subs do they not?
The Mumbai massacre was first reported on twitter, by those trapped by terrorists. It's a useful tool although I do take the point that it can be disconcerting when serious matters such as war and terrorism are written about in teenage text speak, due to the limitations of the twitter format.