"I feel so out of the loop on Twitter, twittered Darcysport (avatar, above), member in good standing of one of the Twitter tribes or "communities" that float our boat from time to time in a given 24-hour cycle:
Dang work. And sleep. General laziness.
Think of it as a relay race.
During a relay race, members of a team take turns running, orienteering, swimming, cross-country skiing, biathlon, skating [or twittering] parts of a circuit or performing a certain action.
"Actually, a pretty darned good analogy for the way I tweet," we continued:
A couple of intense "communities" whose members drop in and out at all hours.
A rogue's gallery of some of our favorite Twitter partners: amba12, ThadMcCotter, Stoutcat, DanRiehl, MelissaTweets, NorsU, Lash3.
They feed our intellectual appetite with wit and wisdom and political energy and linked references that open worlds of information and insight, pulling back the curtain on what may or may not be "covered" by traditional information sources. Disintermediating the powers-that-be via the internet, we few form a multitude. As Melissa Clouthier (aka MelissaTweets, fifth from left above) put it to her podcast co-host LA Times columnist Andrew Malcolm the other day:
Why? I am getting news not only from major outlets, I’m getting news from regular citizens who load up pictures, ideas, commentary.
Be sure to read the whole thing. Delicious, nutritious food for thought.
Update: Dan Riehl links with a tease: "What Has Everyone All Atwitter?":
Well, one can drop in just about any time and find out what's breaking, and more. It's also increasingly customizable. For a news junkie and blogger, new aps come along all the time. Few of them become true must haves. Twitter is certainly one imo.
Crossposted at Liberty Pundits.