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All about Twitter in the Queen City

By Corey McConnell - bio | email

By now, you've probably heard a little about Twitter. But if all the talk of tweets, twits and twitterers is too much, relax, here is a break down.

Last year, there were a million users on Twitter. Now in 2009, there are 8 million.

So surely, in all those users, there are some interesting characters to follow.

If you like American Idol, follow Ryan Seacrest to get the inside scoop.

FOX19's reporters and anchors all Twitter. Sara Gouedy is a 'Tweeterbox.'

"They get to know us outside of being on television, what we like to do, where we go, what we're doing, who we are a little bit," said Gouedy.

Do you ever wonder what Sheila Gray and Rob Williams do while Frank Marzullo is doing the weather on the FOX19 Morning News? Behind the scenes, Rob and Sheila are tweetaholics...

Cincinnati City Hall is catching the Tweever. Councilman Jeff Berding twitters.

"It's a way to stay in touch with people who are interested in what I'm up to, where the city's headed, what new initiatives we're bringing forward," said Berding.

You know who else at city hall twitters? Mayor Mark Mallory, the city's fearless leader. He twitters, but he didn't want to talk on camera about it. Perhaps he's a bit Twiddish. You'll have to follow him to see what he's up to.

Got a favorite deejay at Q102? They're hip to the Twit.

"It's sort of like this huge online instant message thing with our listeners," said Brian Douglas.

So if all the Twitter talk has your head swirling, here's the lowdown.

You have 140 characters to tell people what you're up to. Anything you write is called a tweet. If you write all 140 characters, it's a twoosh. If you write a tweet while you're drunk, it's a dweet. If you write a tweet on a bike, it's a twike.

It's the newest, easiest way to let you're followers know what you're up to. If you can't beat 'em, might as well follow 'em...

Still confused? You can start by following all of the FOX19 family. All of our Twitterers are at the bottom of this page.

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