"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

But think of the pitch count!

Here is Chien-Ming Wang throwing fans souvenirs at tonight's Orlando Magic game. In the background is Joba Chamberlain and CC Sabathia apparently was there too.

Yes, Sabathia has a Twitter account (@CC_Sabathia). There was some question as to whether or not it was real, but it has since been confirmed. Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) also has one. I have fully embraced Twitter at this point, so don't be afraid if you see some references to it in the future. I highly recommend joining it and following me (@ProctorsArm).

For those wondering exactly what Twitter is, this is from its "About Us" page:

Simplicity has played an important role in Twitter's success. People are eager to connect with other people and Twitter makes that simple. Twitter asks one question, "What are you doing?" Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web.

The result of using Twitter to stay connected with friends, relatives, and coworkers is that you have a sense of what folks are up to but you are not expected to respond to any updates unless you want to. This means you can step in and out of the flow of information as it suits you and it never queues up with increasing demand of your attention. Additionally, users are very much in control of whose updates they receive, when they receive them, and on what device. For example, we provide settings for scheduling Twitter to automatically turn off at dinnertime and users can switch off Twitter updates at any point.

Simply put, Twitter is what you make of it--receive a lot of information about your friends, or just a tiny bit. It's up to them.
If it's good enough for Swisher and Sabathia, it's good enough for me...and for you!

AP Photo


Andrew Vazzano said...

@proctorsarm I love Twitter. It's an addiction.

Bronx Baseball Daily said...

I hate twitter. I really don't care what everyone is doing at any given moment. I'm actually quite stunned that this is so popular.

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