Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts, ranging up to 140 characters long. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook.
So at first, I heard of Twitter on Diggnation and Kevin Rose was telling everyone to follow him. I was like “this is so dumb.” but the fact that you can text a number (not that I have text messaging) and update your status is really cool. So, I finally get into it and it’s fun to follow peoples updates. Think of it like a diesel Facebook status thing, only you can do more with it.
Anyway, I added a Twitter badge to this site. It’s on the left navigation menu, it’s flash based, my pages are still XHTML strict, it works in IE (piece of crap browser). Ok, so now you all can see my updates to Twitter right from my website. Portfolioso.com, adding more stalkage – one step at a time.