You may have heard some words in the halls lately that you don’t understand: “I just tweeted about it.” “Did you see my twitpic?” “It was hilarious, I retweeted it.” If all of this Twitter talk is making you feel left out and confused, you’re not alone. But one thing is for sure, Twitter is sweeping the Academy. There are Pace tweeters across every grade that are coming out with some of the funniest things on the internet.
Many people, when asked what they think about Twitter, cite its “pointlessness.” Senior Greg Lambert said that he thinks that Twitter is basically “Facebook without everything. It’s antisocial and antipersonal.” However, junior Brandon Stoll (@BStoll24) said that he doesn’t even check his Facebook anymore, as Twitter makes it “easier to communicate with people.” Senior Sarah Patterson (@spattycake) says that she initially joined Twitter so she could follow Taylor Swift, but was quickly won over by “hashtagging,” a Twitter-specific feature that allows one to see specific phrases or words that are being frequently mentioned by people across the country.
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