“Oh my God, what have I done?”

Those were the first words I ever tweeted on Twitter. Yes I am sad enough to remember what they were.

It was on this day last year (the day being 6th February and the year 2009) that I signed up to the micro blogging phenomenon, after initially resisting the urge to tell the world what I’m doing in less than 140 characters. During that time I’ve tweeted about everything from my life to TV shows to news stories and just about anything that comes in my head. I’ve also got to know a lot of very nice people on there and had plenty of good chats with them. I’ve even had the occasional reply from the more well known people I follow.

Of course, I’ve also seen the not so good side of twitter – the trolls who abuse other users (especially the famous ones), the spambots (in particular  the infamous “Britney F****d”), the far right extremists and the generally all round horrible who get off on making nasty comments. Oh and I almost forgot the people who follow you and then unfollow you the second you follow them back (mean people). Still, the good things far outweigh the bad, and 12 months on I am still into regularly answering the question “what are you doing?” (or “what’s happening?” as they have recently changed it to).  Whether I can keep it going for another 12 months remains to be seen, but for now I’m still interested.

And I love it a lot more than Facebook!

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