Twitter? What is this Twitter I keep hearing about?
Twitter itself describes itself thus:
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Wikipedia goes a little more in depth:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.
If you are already Twitter, continue reading, if not you may want to check out the Twitter site first.
Although Twitter has been around a couple years, 2009 has brought a huge explosion in use. Below is a list of Twitter users involved in the amusement industry. It is hard to keep up with all of the new accounts, so this list is as complete as it can be when this article was published. If you know of any Twitter accounts not listed below that should be, please let me know.
|adventurepark||Adventure Park USA|
|CanobieLakePark||Canobie Lake Park|
|TheCyclone||Coney Island Cyclone|
|WonderlandPier||Gillian’s Wonderland Pier|
|HolidayWorld||Holiday World (the first park on Twitter)|
|OhioStateFair||Ohio State Fair|
|beachboardwalk||Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk|
|TheRealMrSix||Six Flags (Mr. Six)|
|SixFlagsMexico||Six Flags Mexico|
|SixFlagsOverGA||Six Flags Over Georgia|
|sftv||Six Flags TV|
|wdwnews||Walt Disney World News|
|thegravitygroup||Gravity Group, The|
|GreatCoasters||Great Coasters International|
|ACESOAR||ACE SOAR (Southern Ohio Area Region)|
|Darkride||Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts (DAFE)|
|IAAPA2009||International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)|
|FlaCoasterClub||Florida Coaster Club|
|TheDisneyBlog||Disney Blog, The|
|Disney_Tweets||Disney History and Walt’s Quotes delivered twice a day.|
|Attractions||Orlando Attractions Magazine|
|ThemePark||Theme Park Insider|
|ThemeParkReview||Theme Park Review|
|AmusementPark||Today in Amusement History|
|DisneyD23||D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans|
|RaptorGuy||Brian Neal (ACE Southern Ohio Representative)|
|DerekClayton||Derek Clayton (ACE Southern Ohio Webmaster)|
|DAFE_Rick||Rick Davis (DAFE President and Founder)|
|CPTony||Tony Clark (Cedar Point’s Interactive Marketing Manager)|
|SantaClausLand||Paula Werne (Holiday World Director of Public Relations)|
|SchlitterTweet||Jeffrey Siebert (Schlitterbahn’ Director of Corporate Communications)|
|Will_Koch||Will Koch (Holiday World CEO)|
Note: this article was cross-posted to the ACESOAR website.