George Thiruvathukal is working on something Twitter-related for an IEEE blog. As part of what I presume is a social experiment, he asked some ETL people to volunteer as followers.
That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
My friends are on Twitter. My colleagues are on Twitter (caveat: the Venn for that would show a large overlap). And each time one of them asks we if I tweet, a little piece of my Twitter defense breaks down. Apparently, the list little pebble of Twitter-apathy fell from its spot, and the dam burst. I tweeted my first (and second... and third... and fourth) today at http://twitter.com/technosophos
Notice: Now that I am on Twitter, it is essential that I express myself in brief metaphor -- dams bursting, backs breaking. Why? 'cuz that's the way we roll! (That's a metaphor, right?)