I love you, Fail Whale. I can say that now, now that I have embraced all the 140 characters you stand for.
I have abandoned my whaling expedition and jumped into the Pro-Twitter boat. *splashy noises*
As previously stated, I have used Twitter to get updates about where specific friends who are within bus-riding range from my house. I have read Twitters about your UGG boots, your regrets about not buying the right kind of kolbasa at the meat market, your outward hatred for the fact that you have to work on a Saturday. While I understood that Twitter held a networking power, it was so far under the surface of superfluous tweets from all corners of my social labyrinth that it remained elusive and confusing.
Public Relations class has opened up my eyes to the actual value updates the size of a Facebook status update. I was not previously aware of the fact that businesses and those representing their own enterprises are so quickly able to communicate up to date information about projects. When you understand the constant barrage of words coming at you from your main tweet-roll, it's easier to discern the valuable links and information being added. The "List" option wasn't something I was even aware of, so my re-education into the medium of Twitter has also made me remember how important it is to explore all possible tools a program offers for you to utilize.
Twitter can be not only my friend, but that of my future employers and especially future clients and contacts.
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