I love twitter for several reasons:
1. It keeps me up-to-date. I check twitter and immediately I know what people are talking about - politics, music, fashion, feminism, celebrity scandals, tv shows, my friends' love lives. Granted, not all of these are relevant nor essential to my life. But I like being instantaneously in-the-know.
2. It's a form of sharing thoughts and ideas. I like it. It makes me think. Some of those thoughts are trivial, others are inspiring. It's fun, and makes me feel connected to the world-at-large. A world of my own creation. Which brings me to my next point...
Anyway, that is why I adore twitter. And here are a few of my favourite tweeters. I highly recommend that you follow them - if it suits you.
Alain de Botton @alaindebotton
Alain de Botton is a writer who imparts pearls of wisdom via twitter everyday.
The news so powerfully suggests 'what matters', it takes a while to realise 'but this drama is not my life' and switch off.
Chas Licciardello @ChasLicc
Chas (of The Chaser fame) is probably my single favourite tweeter because he has the best repertiore of links - always funny, informative and interesting.
How the world narrowly avoided environmental disaster 60 years ago through dumb luck http://bit.ly/9MyIsN
Leigh Sales @leighsales
Leigh is the anchor for Lateline on ABC. She keeps me up-to-date with quality political analysis, plus she has a great sense of humour.
End your Friday night with a bit of Alec Baldwin/Jack Donaghy brilliance from 30 Rock http://bit.ly/dWp0
Josh Thomas @joshthomas87
Josh is my favourite comedian, next to Tim Minchin. I have been to quite a few comedy shows (Josh, Tim, Arj Barker, Carl Baron, Wil Anderson, etc) and his time:laugh ratio was the highest - and that was just his first show. Definitely one to watch!
a few people have commented on my large hips tonight. I have a pear shaped body. That is not really normal (or OK) for a man.
Tom and Lorenzo @tomandlorenzo
You will love "TLo" if you love Glee, Project Runway, Mad Men and scrutinising red carpet outfits. They are hilarious and, more importantly, thoughtful and intelligent.
Sarah Wilson @_sarahwilson_
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” http://bit.ly/dkQAxf
my challenging cup of tea with Edward do Bono (!) http://bit.ly/bA9i5b
Frankie Magazine @frankieMagazine
The twitter account of my all-time favourite magazine. Their lovely tweets often involve cupcakes and tea.