A woman tweets while U.S. President Barack Obama talks during his first ever Twitter Town Hall in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCI TECH BUSINESS)

I’ve been standing on the sidelines all this time, determined not get caught up in this Twitter business, but I’ve finally succumbed.

It was Max du Preez’s column last week that did it – “(Twitter) will soon be as essential to intelligent modern life as television,” he wrote.

“Like television, much of social media, perhaps even the bulk of it, is trivial and inane. It’s how you choose to use it…

“Come on, take the plunge. If you don’t join the Twitter revolution, you’ll be left behind.”

So in I plunged. I’m floundering a bit, but I’m in.