In addition to being notified of new posts by RSS and E-mail, we are now on the Twitter bandwagon! If you are an existing Twitter user, you can now “follow” our Twitter feed and get notified of new posts. What is Twitter? Well, here is what Wikipedia has to say:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, or email, or through applications such as Tweetie, Twinkle, TwitterFox, Twitterrific, Feedalizr, and Facebook. Four gateway numbers are currently available for SMS: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, and a United Kingdom-based number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email. Twitter had by one measure over 3 million accounts and, by another, well over 5 million visitors in September 2008, a fivefold increase in a month.
It’s a two-way street, however! If you direct tweets to HFBLOG, we’ll receive them. For example, if you have a crazy human factors-related picture or funny story send it our way!