Twitter isn't just for networking and making pithy one-liners about your lunch. Twitter is a great tool for improving your writing by helping build buzz about yourself and forcing you to edit your work.
"Twitter flattens democratic debate," NSW Premier Kristina Keneally declared in kicking off the world's first political debate on Twitter. She probably meant 'flatters', though the typo slip turned out to be Freudian.
The mainstream media are already preparing us for their demise. But what will politicians do when mass media is no longer available to convey their messages to voters?
We expect too much of politicians on social media - particularly in Australia, where its benefits are less obvious compared to those of the mass media.
One of the greatest things about Twitter are fake accounts and Fake Fielding and Big Harto are two Crikey faves. Time offers up a list of 10 of the best fakers from the US offering doses of satire in 140 characters or less.
If you want to keep your sexuality a secret, then you can't be on Facebook or Twitter. Social media makes it harder to stay in the closet, but it also makes it easier for young gays to come out.
Location-based apps and websites are theMyTown and Twitter's geolocation function. But who's looking at what, where?
So you want to be a tweeting pollie? Malcolm Farnsworth provides a simple and clever how-to guide for the handful of politicians who are yet to join the Twitterverse. Tip one: use your real name.
Chefs, critics, sommeliers and garden-variety gourmands: a list of the most influential food fanatics in the Aussie Twittersphere to follow for scoops on the latest flavour-of-the-month in dining down under.