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Like most people I thought Twitter was confusing, foolish in fact. Not only did it pale in comparison to Facebook, it lacked versatility. Or so I thought.

For those of you who don’t know, Brian Caicco is the co-founder of Dreamland Apparel and our Web-MASTER extraordinaire. Brian is always working on improving the site and increasing its exposure. Since joining the team he’s wanted me to get a Twitter account. It wasn’t until he broke down its beauty that I willfully jumped on board.

Brian shared with me what I now share with you: Twitter isn’t about who’s following you, it’s about who you’re following! With Facebook you’re awaiting friendship confirmations and avoiding limited profile status. With Twitter you add who you want with a simple click. You enter into a world of instant updates. You want knowledge? Twitter has a plethora of experts giving it away every second.

With the sales pitch out of the way :) let me share 4 Simple Rules:

1.)    Learn the language (hashtags/retweets/lists…)

2.)    Twitter is best on a Smart-Phone (preferably UberTwitter)

3.)    For computer use check out “Chromed Bird

4.)    Add a few famous Tweeters to your list

At the end of the day Twitter is the ultimate form of texting. It’s sharing “in the moment ideas” with the outside world. It’s the planets largest on-going conversation! So let the critics say it’s only for the lonely, I disagree. Twitter is about communication, and I fail to see how that’s a bad thing.

For those already tweeting or intending to do the same here are my Top 5 Tweeters:

#5 Scott C. Jones

Twitter Handle: @ScottCJones

Bio: “Co-host of Reviews on the Run. Watch it daily on City TV, on G4 Tech TV, or at reviewsontherun.com! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Why: Most people think he’s a dick. However, I think he’s honest, hilarious… an all around nerd with a chip on his shoulder.

#4 Currensy

Twitter Handle: @CurrenSy_Spitta

Bio: Currensybooking@gmail.com Jets……Fool…..

Why: The King of “Pilot Talk,” Currensy has quickly become my favorite rap-twit. From his hilarious/daily conversations with Wiz Khalifa, to his amazing Vimeo updates no rapper can out-tweet him.

(Sorry Jimmy! I still love ya).

#3 John Gerontzos

Twitter Handle: @JGSuckaFree

Bio: Forget a bio it’s Sucka Free San Francisco Giants fo life!

Why: He’s my best friend/fellow Dreamland blogger/sports guru! The majority of his tweets are either sent while at a game or while watching one on TV… and that is why I love him! He’s always been my go-to for sports, and with Twitter he’s made that info easier to come by.

Sliiiiime!!!

#2 Kim Kardashian

Twitter Handle: @KimKardashian

Bio: Business woman, exec producer, fashion designer, perfumista.

Why: It’s not just because she’s the second most-beautiful-brunette-with-a-blackberry, it’s because she is literally the queen-of-tweets! She tweets the way you would want a celeb to tweet, (I.E. she shares pictures, updates live from events, and even lets you know when she stubs a toe.

Ladies/Gents

You’ll love her!

#1 Angela Simmons

Twitter Handle: @AngelaSimmons

Bio: Live, love, life

Why: She only tweets about what her bio suggests: love and life. She never has anything bad to say. Her love for her family is inspiring, and she always has something uplifting to share. I stumbled into her because of her brother Diggy, and thereafter she quickly became my favorite tweeter. She’s down-to-earth in 140 characters or less.

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the props man! @finddreamland is my number one tweeter, They posts daily updates of whats happening on the dreamland blog. – sorry for the shameless plug lol.

    Awesome post!

    • Anonymous

      BRIAN!!! Where have you been my whole life??!?!?!?!

      I miss you buddy, so happy you loved today’s blog. Also, awaiting your comment on “Hopeless Romantic,” I’ll be checking it today… on pins and needles!

      • Anonymous

        I’ve been in the lab busting out code like no ones business!!! thankfully my streak of sleepless nights looks like it might be coming to an end.

      • Anonymous

        Good! I miss you and wanna hang out ASAP!!! BTW Holla @ me on “Hopeless Romantic”!!!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing song btw!! so awesome, can’t stop grooving to it.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT! Thanks for the shout-out homie! HAHA!
    Great and star-forward post! I too hated twitter, well the idea of it, but have been transformed into an advocate. I gotta say, it has put Facebook into the background for any updating and learning for me now.

    My top person to follow on Twitter is Bill Simmons of ESPN (sportsguy33). He is what I aspire to be. His “live-game-tweeting” is amazing. He is not only funny, but extremely knowledgable!
    Much love G!

    • Anonymous

      Much love to you!!! Keep tweeting man, I always look forward to your updates… I just wanna see some hashtagging!!!

      I gotta get to twitpiccing ASAP myself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Michael-Elliott/500513490 Christopher Michael Elliott

    OH THIS IS SOOOO COOL! Dude, I love this blog. We need more like this. I didn’t believe in twitter, but now I do. In fact after this comment, I’m downloading the mobile app for my blackberry. Unreal brother. Inspired as per usual!

    • Anonymous

      Ya I busted my hump putting this one together. I am glad you appreciated and saw that. From choosing/formatting the top 5 to sharing my rules and introduction this one took a lot more work than expected. I am so happy with it, and happy you enjoyed it.

      As for me now I have to start making lists/organizing my account :)

  • Rob Andreozzi

    Hey Jon. Great Blog. You are absolutely right. Twitter lives in the shadow of facebook. I am guilty of being one who jumped on that band wagon wthout even looking into what twitter was about. Keep it up buddy and by the way great song!!!

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha, ya that song is your first real presence on the blog. You playing it at work, and especially bbm updating it, is why I put it on. See Social Networking does work :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    i think i might get me a twitter account.
    jon you’ll have to help a girl out ;)

    • Anonymous

      You know I will… Twitter is definitely misunderstood until it is properly used.

      When it is properly used it is the BEST!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Wood/541180607 Adam Wood

    WICKED WEBLOG!!!

    Very good pitch – I’ve completely changed my outlook on Twitter

    I’m Android shopping this weekend!! Thanks Godfrey

    • Anonymous

      Yes… twitter is where it’s at!

      I got a Twitter surprise coming next week too… LET ME KNOW!!!

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