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Want to sound cool? Get a twitter. *disclaimer, I swear. A LOT. If that offends you, you should probably stop now.

Submitted: September 07, 2012

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Submitted: September 07, 2012



I've had a twitter since November 29, 2009 . For the first two and a half years I tweeted maybe fifty times, all just ranting about how much my high school friends sucked. It wasn't until the spring semester of my freshman year of college that i realized the true power of being able to post your every thought. Twitter is the only time and place where you can literally say whatever the fuck you want and nobody can get upset at you. If you don't like what I have to say, don't follow me. It's as easy as that. Twitter is the closest thing you will ever get to mind reading. I have twitter on my blackberry. The first thing I do in the morning is check my tweets, the second thing I do is get out of bed.

Having a twitter is like having an arsenal of friends in your back pocket. If I'm sad or feeling sorry for myself, I'll tweet about it, and I know that even if nobody replies to me that at least one person will have read it and will be thinking of me. And sometimes you just need to tweet at the world disclosing what a dick your boyfriend is without posting it where he can see it. I mean, is it really that hard to text your girlfriend four states away? Retweet. Favorite. \"I feel your pain, bro.\" and suddenly you have sympathy.

Do you know how many friends you make through twitter? My best friend and I started talking via twitter. We went to school together for six years and it was not until I started following him on twitter that we started talking for real. Now, I talk to him every day. There is no fear on twitter. Have you ever retweeted a stranger? Isn't that the point? Suddenly you're connected to the entire world, no fear, no boundaries. Facebook is where you go to mirror your life. Twitter is where you go to be yourself.

I'm on ban for twitter for sorority recruitment and it's killing me. I haven't felt so lonely in recent memory. Suddenly, my support group is gone. I feel so disconnected and I can't decide whether or not to be disgusted with myself. When did I become so attached to technology that I feel so strongly for its loss? Well, I'm not going to act like I'm ashamed because I'm not. I love my followers. They know me better than I know myself. I miss them. I want to know how they're doing. Are they sad? Do they need someone to talk to? How is their day going? I can't stand not knowing.

Twitter is therapy. It gives you confidence and a slew of people who give a fuck about your thoughts and feelings. How am I supposed to go until Monday evening without my babies?


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