Recently, I have been twittering under the name AccountingWEB as we build the readership to that web site. I have found over 1,000 professional accountants on Twitter, arguably the most cutting edge of the new social networking tools. You guys rock!
If you don't know Twitter, it's a messaging (they call it "micro blogging") web site that allows you to post messages of up to 140 characters. You can then "follow" others, meaning that their messages will appear in your account. My friends who don't know Twitter directly tease me that Twitter is about people saying what they had for breakfast. That's true. There are some people who talk about the little things in their lives, but you don't have to follow them. You can follow people who write about technical issues (e.g. tax and regulatory changes), people who are funny, people who are political, etc. If you like to hear about the ways the Big 4 auditing firms are shooting themselves in the foot, may I recommend ReTheAuditors? Francine is funny to read.
To people who say Twitter is a big waste of time, I say, it sure can be! Just like gathering around the coffee pot, you can spend as little or as much time there as you want. When you're new to it, you tend to spend more time, but then you get comfortable with following a certain group of people and you get into a rhythm of what you want to post and suddenly, it doesn't take up so much time.
This morning's breakfast: peanut butter bagel and banana.