I realise that some of us have real lives, but for those who don't, I'd like to introduce you to Twitter. You can read about Twitter in the Twitter Help Center or Mashable if you've never heard of it before.
In a nutshell, Twitter is a social networking thing, similar to Facebook. You can access Twitter via your Internet browser or download the Twitter app to your phone. If your phone is so last century that you can't download apps for it, well, that is a discussion for another day. When you post something on Twitter, it's called a tweet. If you follow someone on Twitter, that means you can read their tweets.
In addition to a very small, very select group of friends and a smattering of politicians and journalists, I follow some very funny people who are always good for a laugh, although you might not want to check Twitter during a meeting or anywhere that spontaneous laughter is not appreciated.
Here are my Twitter recommendations for the laugh:
- A couple of The Chasers boys: Andrew Hansen, Craig Reucassel and Chas Licciardello
- MrsStephenFry, noted author and wife of ... wait for it ... StephenFry
- StephenatHome, comedian Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report
- ShitMyDadSays, the basis for the comedy series of the same name on US TV
They don't all post often ... MrsStephenFry is the most prolific of the bunch ... but when they do, it's a ripper!
As with most internet things (and sex with strangers), best to be safe. There is information on how to control who can follow you here.