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Barack Obama is Third-Most Followed Person on Twitter

Do You Twitter? reported yesterday that tech-savvy Barack Obama has the third-most followers on Twitter (well, the Obama camp anyway) — with almost 32,000! I keep reminding myself to remember to follow more Twitterers and "tweet" more, but I feel like I either don't have enough time or, maybe I just haven't been bitten by the Twitter bug that gives people the urge to microblog their every move and/or follow the every reported move of fellow twits (heh)!

But that doesn't mean I don't like Twitter — I do, in fact, I'm continually impressed with every news story that reports how Twitter kept media and help updated with disasters, like the recent earthquake in China. In any case, I have to know if I'm in the slow lane on this one: Do you twitter (or tweet)?

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sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I am a twitterer! @fluffyhelen if you want to add me.
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
I am addicted.
girlie871 girlie871 9 years
i never heard of this but it sounds kind of interesting and fun.
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
I love Twitter! But since I got back from college I don't like to get online as much(Summer is my break from the internet). But if you have the browser Flock you can twitter/flickr/photobucket from a sidebar! :)
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I signed up but no one that I know is really on it. I follow a couple of bloggers but that is about it. I use it when I remember but not into it hard core. TidalWave - Gonna check out RTM. Thanks!
lorus1 lorus1 9 years
doodlegirl, just sent you a follow. :)
jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
I loooooooove twitter. But it took some time. Once I setup my cell to text updates everything changed- since I have an iphone it always has a conversation open.
calamari calamari 9 years
People use twitter for lots of different things now-a-days. I know some business type people who use it as a message to let people know where they are (I'll be in a meeting until 3pm). Some people use twitter like a big chat room, like WhiplashGirlchild mentions. I update my twitter account about once per day, but recently I've really been into some of the smaller sites that work with twitter, like Blip, which lets you post what music you're listening to.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
TidalWave, I had never heard of Remember the Milk! I just signed up, how clever! Thanks for that tip!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
I just signed up!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
TidalWave - I have the same problem with the search function. It's irritating. I find it's easier to navigate the sugar sites by using their tags.
hkmarks hkmarks 9 years
I'd really love to, but I need a smarter phone!
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Two more things: First, I just searched for this post by searching for "twitter" in all sites, in all categories, sorted by Newest. This post did not show up in your search at all. The newest one was a post from the 12th. I have yet to have your in-site search actually find the thing I am looking for. Anyway. I forgot to mention that I use twitter for Remember The Milk which is an amazing to-do list that allows for twitter and gmail integration. If you have twitter set up for your phone via sms, you can simply text message "rtm" (remember the milk) with tasks and they will add it to your list. That way, I never forget anything even when I'm away from the computer! I can explain more in detail for anyone who uses remember the milk, but this application alone, has completely turned my organization habits 180 degrees in a good direction!!
doodlegirl doodlegirl 9 years
i twitter! i have it linked to facebook so it updates my status. i wish more of my friends would use it though... anyone wanna follow me? "follow => doodlegirl" ;) heehee =D
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Lyv Lyv 9 years
I made myself a Twitter account but I rarely update it. Twitter's not really popular in Brazil, I bet none of my friends ever heard of it. So it's only good for online friends, and I don't have many of those.
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
Always tweeting. Most of my friends use it too. It's by far superior to personal blogging. Most people don't have the time or attention span to read loads of blogs about what people had for dinner or what movie they saw last night. But they still want to keep up with people that they know. Twitter makes it simple, and there's no pressure to write 5 paragraphs.
halfoff halfoff 9 years
At least 20 of my friends twitter, but we're all in the digital content/webdev industry. It is awesome - like being in constant conversation with all of my friends. I would never blog, but its so easy to twitter. We just twitter about random stuff.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I used to use Twitter a lot, but I quit. I looooved it! I am a very open and sharing person. If I so much as see a pretty flower, I wanted everyone I knew to see it too. That's where Twinkle, an app for the iPhone came in handy! That's the reason I finally started using Twitter in the first place. I started spending less time online, though, as I don't feel that internet culture is anymore indicative of who I am or conducive to who I want to be. :( I miss it. A lot. Twitter was instantly addictive. I also met a lot of cool people in my area!
luckiedog luckiedog 9 years
I feel like I spend so much of my life on the computer that I don't need twitter to invade my life.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 9 years
i super dont get it
devils devils 9 years
I signed up for it but only used it once. I usually use the Myspace feature if I'm every on myspace XD
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I twitter too (but admittedly I'm not as into it as I used to be). In fact, I'm "following" some of the posters from here from the last time we talked about twitter on geeksugar. :-) It's hard to explain the appeal. I like knowing what my friends are up to even if we don't have the time to see each other for lunch or have those long "so what have you been up to?" phonecalls. It's also just interesting to hear about what other people are doing out there at this very minute. Like Barack Obama, for example. (Note to self: Find out where his twitter may be and follow him.)
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
I twitter! I find some of the most interesting links that people share from twitter. And it's fun to see what everyone is up to also.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I signed up but I just can't get into it....I guess my lifes just not that exciting.
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