My First Twitter Experience
A few months later, a radio station was giving away front row seats and back stage passes to meet Taylor Swift. You had to listen for the clues on the morning radio show, be the "lucky" caller, and identify the noise they played on air. I discovered that the radio station was providing clues for these sounds on their Twitter, so I signed up for a Twitter account to win tickets for my daughter. I had no clue what Twitter was, how to use it, or if it would even help me, but I was determined. To cut to the chase, with a lot of prayer, speed dial, and some helpful "tweets," I won the tickets for Katie. Needless to say, I have a soft spot in my heart for Twitter and the knowledge that God cares an awful lot about the small things in my life.
Five years later, I use Twitter more than I use Facebook. I find it to be more informative, easier to navigate, and less shallow. I follow my favorite bands, my favorite authors, my favorite speakers. I follow my friends and family. I get my news from Twitter, my teaching ideas from Twitter, my technology tips from Twitter, and my quirky UberFacts from Twitter. I've held conversations with people across the country and participated in book studies by using #hashtags. And yes, I still follow Taylor Swift, although I'm not sure if I still follow that radio station. Hmmm, I better check on that!