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>>> On 1/12/2009 at 9:05 PM, Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> followed the people she followed, and so it continued. Thanks for
being a
> pioneer once again, Lucie!

Interesting concept: being a pioneer by following someone else. :-)

Here's some twitter about Twitter from an article called "Nine Web
sites IT pros should master in 2009", which appeared in the Times on New
Years Eve. (It made a lot of sense - after four glasses of champagne.):

"At first glance, Twitter seems like a colossal waste of time. But the
fact is this real-time messaging service is taking off in IT circles.
And if you don*t jump on the bandwagon soon, you might be too late.
Twitter provides an easy way to keep your staff and co-workers informed
about where you are and what you*re doing. You can also sign up for
the latest technology headlines from Wired, Slashdot and others. It
doesn*t take long to sign up for Twitter, so give it a whirl so
you*ll know what your Generation Y employees are talking about."

If you're interested in the other eight sites, the full article is
here:
http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2008/12/31/31idg-Nine-Web-sites.html?emc=eta1

-Vince