Twitter is a great social tool for staying connected with your group of virtual/real contacts. You sign up for the service at, register your cell phone for SMS messages, then add a few friends that you follow or invite a few to follow you. Your text messages to twitter are broadcast to your list of followers. It's like chatting/instant messaging via your cell phone. All of your followers see your posts and anyone can respond. You can send broadcast messages, directed messages, or direct/private messages from your cell phone to anyone on twitter. I use twitter to ask questions, setup meetings, invite to lunch, answer questions, share websites/services, etc. If you haven't tried it, feel free to add me as a friend and practice sending a message or two.

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Comment by Leonard Knight on September 29, 2008 at 2:02pm
Here's a quick link to commands used on twitter...want to know how to send a direct message? How to follow someone from your phone? How to turn off SMS for a meeting?
Comment by Leonard Knight on September 29, 2008 at 7:55am
I've setup a twitter account for the eok site; if you follow you will receive an sms message when anything cool happens on


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