Friends, Romans, Telltale Forum Users... Lend me your ears!
[*]First of all... What the heck is a Twitter?!? Well, here's a brief summary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o And to put it even *more* briefly, it's sort of like a text only version of myspace or facebook that you can use via IM or text messages. So after you sign up and "add" your friends then any texts or IMs that you send to Twitter will automatically get forwarded on to all your contacts. Bored at school? See something hilarious on the bus? Feeling hungry/sleepy/angry? Just tell it Twitter and now everyone will know!
[*]OK, so now that you know what Twitter is, why should you care?! Well, you may be surprised to learn that you already have two friends who are active users! One is "a six-foot tall canine shamus with a love of justice," and the other is "a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing with a taste for violence and an oversized Luger." That's right, thanks to some creative PHP stuff and text file formatting that tabacco and I worked on last week, Sam and Max are active participants on Twitter! Have you ever wondered what Max is up to at 7 in the morning?! Wonder no more! (Incidentally, he's more likely than not doing "ear exercises")
[*]Anyway, if you've already read this far then I'll assume that I haven't completely bored and/or confused the bejeesus out of you and that you'll probably be looking for some links so that you can see Sam & Max's Twitter web pages in all their sky-blue glory.
So check it out, and if you do sign up for an account (or have one already!) then by all means add Sam & Max to your network. I promise you, there is something almost magical about getting gleefully misanthropic text messages and IMs from Max and mystifying philosophical ruminations from Sam at all hours of the day. Makes me laugh to beat the band anyhow... :D
Any questions or comments, drop a reply in this thread and Doug and I will be glad to help you out!