I have it. My family have it. My friends have it. One of my favourite author has it. Queen Rania has it. And of course Mr and Mrs Kutcher have it.
What is it that we all have besides knees? Unless you've been living underneath a rock in the next galaxy, when I answer "Twitter" you would know I'm talking about the microblogging sensation that has taken the world by storm, and not some form of bird speak.
It's slightly disconcerting to me all this twittering business. Its like we've become a world that tweet to all and sundry our (oft mundane) lives in 140 characters or less. Because I follow @neilhimself, I am slightly intimate with the going-ons of Neil Gaiman. He tweets me goodnight and tells me to dream magnificent dreams even. Okay, to me and 386,193 other people. But still.
So this twitterverse has made my world feel even smaller, that's a good thing right? On the other hand, the fact that I spend a considerable amount of time figuring out the best tweet to get Mr Gaiman to @reply me IS rather sad.
I quite like how David Pogue at the New York Times breaks down Twitter's pros and cons:
In the end, my impression of Twitter was right and wrong. Twitter IS a massive time drain. It IS yet another way to procrastinate, to make the hours fly by without getting work done, to battle for online status and massage your own ego.
But it's also a brilliant channel for breaking news, asking questions, and attaining one step of separation from public figures you admire. No other communications channel can match its capacity for real-time, person-to-person broadcasting.
Twitterverse has now crept into space, thanks to astronaut Mike Massimino, who is the first person to tweet from outer space. That's pretty cool man, and not at all a mundane tweet.
Cartoon from here