For many of you, Twitter is still a foreign object.
What is Twitter? The best way I can describe it is that it is the simplest form of running your own website/blog. You only get 140 characters for each post, which is the equivalent of a text message. It's easy to start one, all you have to customize it is add your name, your bio, maybe a cool background and you're set.
No going through lines upon lines of HTML or having to find a good web-hosting service to create your own website. Twitter is essentially a bare bones template for whatever you want to say to the world. My favorite use for Twitter is to provide transparent communication between celebrities and/or public figures to the general public. You can just use the @username function to communicate with anybody and its likely that you'll get an answer back.
Twitter is quickly becoming the voice of the world and is only continuing to grow. Here is a basic list of NIU-related twitter feeds that I suggest that you follow:
@huskiewire - John Sahly of the Daily Chronicle
@Daily_Chronicle - Dekalb Daily Chronicle
@NIUNorthernStar - Northern Star
@Huskie_Pride - HuskiePride.com
@NIURadioGuy - Bill Baker (Legendary Play-by-play Man) [NEW]
@CoachSundance - Sundance Wicks (Assistant Men's Basketball Coach)
@willsmith10 - (Assistant Men's Basketball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator)
@CoachOwensNIU - Carol Owens (Head Women's Basketball Coach)
@moomoomurray - Molly Murray (Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach)
@the_real_punter - Punter Josh Wilber
@rneir - Punter Ryan Neir
@TommyGun10 - QB Tommy Coughlin
@cspann28 - RB Chad Spann
@GradyTres - QB DeMarcus Grady
@midnightpg - CB Patrick George
@musicizgold - WR Nathan Palmer
@JBLivinLegeNd23 - LB Jamal Bass
@DStone6 - S Demetrius Stone
Athletes in other Sports
And that's all I got right now. If anybody else pops up on Twitter, feel free to let me know. This will be permanently posted on the left side under Special Pages.
Oh and don't forget to follow us @RABAttack