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Image This weekend the Victoria Advocate ran my column about Twitter, if you missed it, click here to read it:

Twitter becoming a "personal news wire"

If you haven't signed up for a Twitter account, are new to Twitter, or are curious as to what in the world I'm talking about, here are a few pages to help you learn about Twitter etiquette and terminology,  via the Twitter Fan Wiki:

Twitter Style Guide - tips from Grammar Girl

Twitter Etiquette  - Use discretion on Twitter, quality vs. quantity, etc.

Uses for Twitter - Productivity, education, business use

Twitter Glossary - Don't be a twhiner

Twitter Apps - Twitter desktop and mobile applications used to tweet and follow. I use Twitterific and TwitPic (photo sharing) on my iPhone and Twirhl on my desktop.

Twitter isn't for everyone, but if used in moderation (don't use Twitter while in the bathroom, ok, no one wants to read about that), in can be a fun and a great way to keep your friends and family updated.

Sure you can always call someone up on the phone instead, but during those times when you can't talk, want to share a photo, or quickly need to inform your friends you just found a potato chip that looks like Gabe Kaplan, Twitter will do just fine.

Are you using Twitter?

Several members of the Victoria Advocate staff are on Twitter. Here are their Twitter accounts:

VicAdvocate - News updates and breaking news
Chris Cobler
TC Baker
Brandon Leonard
Aprill Brandon
Frank Tilley
Allison Miles
CJ Castillo - (Boooring! Read only if you want to hear about the Snuggie and cheese wheel news.)