Twitter, You’re Having the Best Week Ever! (In Little Rock)

So Little Rock finally gets Twitter. Or do they?

At the day job, I’ve set up Twitter news feeds for ArkansasBusiness.com (http://twitter.com/ArkBusiness) and ArkansasSports360.com (http://twitter.com/ArkSports360). And even Sports360’s High School Sports Editor Phil Seaton is getting in on the act, setting up his account at http://twitter.com/pseaton. And there’s my personal feed here: http://twitter.com/LT.

The Arkansas Times has started two Twitter feeds, one for its wildly popular Arkansas Blog, and another for its music blog, Rock Candies. And of course, there’s what KATV is doing here.

But I know what you’re thinking: WWJBD?

That’s, What Would John Brummett Do?

Funny you should ask. His column, today:

That’s this place on-line that you get to by, appropriately, typing twitter.com. Once registered, the idea is to put on-line a description of what you’re doing at that very moment so that your designated friends will know.

Headed to bathroom. Now in bathroom. Now washing hands. Can’t find towels. Now going to lunch. Think will have salad. Ranch dressing. Two croutons. Correx. Three croutons. Oops, iceberg leaf just fell off plate. She wasn’t bad-looking. Guy coughing. Don’t know Heimlich. He’s OK now.

I theorize that all of this reveals a fear of being alone in an increasingly frightful world, of being disconnected from comfortable associations. And I don’t think it’s just the younger people, either.

FYI: You won’t find us sending Twitter alerts about our bathroom habits. It’s all the news headlines and links you can stand. And it’s also an easy wait for our followers to drop us a line.

(As for Brummett’s theory, he might be onto something. Just this morning, the office Internet was down. The feeling of panic was palpable. And all was right with the world again once it was restored. Scary.)

Meanwhile, a less grizzled opinion of Twitter: Business Week’s editor-in-chief on why he Twitters. John Byrne’s Twitter account here.

More

My updated local Twitter directory after the jump. It includes local news media, bloggers and people I know.

Want me to add you to the list? E-mail me or message me on Twitter here.

News/News People

ArkansasBusiness.com – http://twitter.com/ArkBusiness

ArkansasSports360.com – http://twitter.com/ArkSports360

Phil Seaton – http://twitter.com/pseaton

Arkansas Times (Max Brantley) – http://twitter.com/arkansasblog

David Sanders – http://twitter.com/djsanders

Rock Candies – http://twitter.com/rockcandies

Today’s THV, KTHV: http://twitter.com/todaysthv

KATV: http://twitter.com/KATVNews

KLRT Fox 16 News: http://twitter.com/FOX16News

The Log Cabin Democrat: http://twitter.com/lcdonline

KARN: http://twitter.com/karnnewsradio

The Den: http://twitter.com/ArkSt_com

Kelly Dudzik: http://twitter.com/kellykdudzik

Sandra Kirk: http://twitter.com/skirk16

John Payne: http://twitter.com/djazzycool1

David Goins: http://twitter.com/dgoins

Mark Hengel: http://twitter.com/markhengel

Bloggers

Blake Rutherford: http://twitter.com/blakerutherford

David Kinkade (The Arkansas Project): http://twitter.com/davidkinkade

Jason Tolbert (The Tolbert Report): http://twitter.com/JasonTcpa

Bryan Jones: http://twitter.com/bryanjones/

Doug Krile: http://www.twitter.com/dougkrile

Pleth Networks, LLC Partner / Co-Founder Cotton Rohrscheib: http://www.twitter.com/powersitedesign

Companies/Groups

Tyson Foods: http://twitter.com/TysonFoods

Pleth Networks, LLC business partner Stephen Smart: http://www.twitter.com/skspilot

Arkansas Discovery Network: http://twitter.com/arkdiscovery

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute: http://twitter.com/Rockefeller

People

Pat Ulrich – http://twitter.com/pulrich

Angel Galloway: https://twitter.com/angelmg

Karl Hills: http://twitter.com/karlhills

Kat Hills: http://twitter.com/kat22stl

Mary Wagoner: http://twitter.com/MaryroseWagoner

Adena J. White: http://twitter.com/AdenaJ

Clark: http://twitter.com/clarknwark

Emily Reeves: http://twitter.com/reeves501

Amanda Galiano: http://twitter.com/AboutLittleRock

Eric Britt: http://twitter.com/ericbritt

Megan Knight: http://twitter.com/megan_knight

Brent Birch: http://twitter.com/brentbirch

Zack Hill: http://twitter.com/zackhill

Michael Paladino: http://twitter.com/mpaladino

Mayor James F. Valley: http://twitter.com/jamesfvalley

Anthony K. Valley:http://twitter.com/akvalley

John Boozman: http://twitter.com/JohnBoozman

Corinne: http://twitter.com/cozcoz

Duncan Baird: http://twitter.com/duncanbaird

Mitch Breitweiser: http://twitter.com/mbreitweiser

Luke Williams: http://twitter.com/lukewilliams

Stacey Jones: http://twitter.com/Sharkushka

Cary Hague: http://twitter.com/caryhague

Brooke Vines: http://twitter.com/brookevines

Corey and Jay: http://twitter.com/CoreyAndJayShow

Elleoelle: http://twitter.com/elleoelle

Leigh Ann Golden: http://twitter.com/leighanngolden

Elise Mitchell: http://twitter.com/elisemitch

Natalie Ghidotti: http://twitter.com/ghidotti

Vicki Malpass: http://twitter.com/vlmalpass

Jon Parham: http://twitter.com/jonp70

Waynette Traub: http://twitter.com/waynettetraub

Previously

The Obligatory Twitter Post

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11 Responses

  1. Wow talk about not getting the point! I use twitter to drive readers and remind them I exist. I subscribe to get immediate updates from the most reliably interesting sources by device update and scan others later.

  2. Twitter is also a great resource for organizations, including churches. We use it consistently to communicate quick news to each other. I helped introduce a missionary in Central & Eastern Europe to Twitter recently, and she uses it to send out short prayer requests and other news related to their ministry there.

  3. I think the killer feature on Twitter is the option to have updates delivered to your cell phone. As a news junkie, you can pick and choose which updates you want to receive text messages about.

    Obviously, that can be use for other purposes to great effect, including how Jeff’s church was using it.

    That text messaging feature alone makes it worth it, to me.

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    Fixed. I had removed from the Twitter guide page but forgot about doing it here. Thanks for the reminder!

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