I like to think of twitter as an idiosyncratic micro-chatblog. It is a highly customizable experience, in the sense that no two timelines will look alike. Who you follow, whether individuals or organizations, are a reflection of your personal interests. Also, to tweet is a less intrusive commitment, seeing as how when you choose to receive someone’s updates you do not force them to receive yours. Unlike Myspace and it’s more conservative twin, Facebook, you do not have to enter into a slew of bi-directional relationships [||]. In other words, you can comfortably people watch without worrying about being offensive and/or creepy. The variety of accessibility options (i.e. the internet, txt msgs, third party apps) and the tendency for direct participation makes the experience convenient and fun and also has a way of humanizing otherwise distant celebrities normally filtered through conniving media channels. Link