Once Twitter hit the tipping point this year, you couldn't go anywhere or watch any show without the term "Twitter" being mentioned and then more people starting to come around to me again.
I've had a Twitter account since November 2006. I think I was number 13,000-ish to sign up, and I'll be the first to admit that I didn't get it at first either. I disappeared for a year and then gave it a shot again. I'm glad I did.
I personally have had some exciting things happen because of Twitter:
- I was a Panelist on the Jets Blog. I met the blog owner because of Twitter.
- I was interviewed by a local Newspaper "The Weekender" talking about Twitter.
- I helped rally a group to help save Larry Grantham's Superbowl III Ring. Later receiving a letter from Larry's organization.
- I have met MANY MANY great people and built real relationships.
The next bullet just happened tonight. I revealed the new Jersey I purchased for my favorite team, the New York Jets. Big deal you say, but the responses were surprising to me. I started earlier in the week teasing people saying I bought a new Jersey and asked them to guess the number. I then posted more teasers on twitter until people kept asking me when I was going to reveal the number. I was waiting until I got the actual jersey so I could post it on Twitpic and the tweet about it, which I did.
I got a lot of responses immediately most saying they KNEW that I would select the #25 Kerry Rhodes Jersey. What is cool is, the player himself, @kerryrhodes, tweeted me within seconds of my post telling me I made the right choice! Only on Twitter could something like that happen.