This morning my Gmail in box contained a message with the following notice:
Hi, Holly Croydon.
Stephen Fry (stephenfry) is now following your updates on Twitter.
Check out Stephen Fry’s profile here:
Okay, so Stephen Fry follows everyone who follows him, but it made me smile anyway.
Twitter, as you will know unless you have been living on a desert island recently, is an online site where jillions of people share whatever is going in on their lives and/or heads with short entries called “tweets.” And I do mean short. Each tweet can be up to only 140 characters. My favorite descriptive term for what goes on at Twitter is “microblogging.”
I’ve had a lot of fun Twittering and reading tweets, although I tweet a lot less than some folks. In addition to Mr. Fry, my list of follow-ees includes Will Wheaton (Isn’t that a familiar name? Think now, where have you heard that?), Xeni Jardin, Penn Jillette, Al Gore, and Barack Obama. Also, hilariously, Jed Bartlet.
I’m enjoying Stephen Fry’s tweets more than those presidential types, though, because it’s obviously really him, tweeting away, not a staff member or something.