Twitter: A simple, yet effective social network. My favorite thing about Twitter is the simplicity of it. You go on the site, enter your username and password, and you're good. You can see what others have tweeted or post your own tweet. You don't have to worry about setting up a detailed profile with a full bio or uploading all your spring break photos for the world to see.
I use Twitter to follow celebrities, politicians, athletes, and close friends. It's a great tool to get your news, because it's instantaneous. With a click of the button, you can share a tweet with your friends, or retweet someone else's tweet. It's also cool seeing what's on the mind of your favorite athletes or musicians and even being able to respond and receive feedback from them (although the chances of them replying to you are slim). It's easy to use on your phone, so you can stay up-to-date virtually anywhere.
Since it is relatively new, people are still trying to figure out how to use it appropriately. Certain athletes have gotten in trouble for tweeting during games or inappropriate tweets. ESPN and news channels have embraced it as an interactive communication platform between the program and the audience. If you're looking for a good way to receive news that you care about, and avoid news that you're not interested in, Twitter is a great tool.