"When I first joined Twitter, I felt like I was in a noisy bar where everyone was shouting and nobody was listening," writes Julia Angwin from the The Wall Street Journal.

"Soon, I began to decode its many mysteries: how to find a flock of followers, how to talk to them in a medium that blasts to lots of people at once and how to be witty in very tiny doses. And the beauty of Twitter is that you don't have to commit to it; no one expects you to read all the tweets rolling in. As a result, Twitter makes for very good people watching -- even if you don't go home with anyone you meet there."

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