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Tom's is on Twitter; Follow Us!

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Don't act so surprised, you guys knew this was coming.

Twitter is huge these days and with all that Ashton Kutcher versus CNN business out of the way, we'd like to introduce you to our very own Twitter accounts, @tomshardware and @tomsguide.

We'll be updating every day (not too much, no one likes to be spammed) with links to just posted articles, reviews, picture stories and news. There are two separate accounts for Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, so if you're interested in both hardware and consumer electronics, hit 'follow' on both.

Aside from those accounts, the news team has set up its own Twitter account, which will be a little different. We will, of course, be using our Twitter at trade shows and events, keeping you as up to speed as possible but we also want you to think of this as a way to send us tips for interesting stories. There's ample news every day and covering (or even seeing) it all is near impossible. Send us tips and help us make our coverage even better!

Alright so links to our own stories are great, but what else? When we write the news, we happen upon a lot of interesting nuggets around the web, which is why we're also going to be using @tomsnews for interesting links that the news team stumbles upon during all those hours they spend online, working for the internet. It could be info on a sale at Best Buy or just a link to an interesting video on YouTube; whatever it is, you'll find it on our Twitter. We also make fun of Tuan a lot, which never really gets old when you think about it.

Click on the links above to see our Twitter pages. The other two accounts have seven months on us, so we have exactly zero followers, help us out! Don't be shy, you don't even need to sign up for Twitter to see our updates. You can bookmark our pages and just check back once in a while to see what we're up to.

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    tenor77 , April 27, 2009 9:22 PM
    I think you're barking up the wrong tree
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    B-Unit , April 27, 2009 9:22 PM
    Twitter is for twits...
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    LATTEH , April 27, 2009 9:26 PM
    i hate twitter...
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    JMcEntegart , April 27, 2009 9:27 PM
    We're just trying something new, here. If twitter isn't your thing, no one is going to strap you to a chair and force you to follow us. :) 
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    tenor77 , April 27, 2009 9:29 PM
    JMcEntegartWe're just trying something new, here. If twitter isn't your thing, no one is going to strap you to a chair and force you to follow us.


    Damn that was my fantasy btw Jane
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    city_zen , April 27, 2009 9:43 PM
    Twitter FTL :) 
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    kyeana , April 27, 2009 9:49 PM
    Lol looks like im the minority who actually uses twitter on occasion :p 
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    idisarmu , April 27, 2009 9:53 PM
    ...but we DON'T HAVE TWITTER?!?!?

    ...What's the point of using twitter if we can just go here? It makes more sense to me.
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    JMcEntegart , April 27, 2009 10:14 PM
    kyeanaLol looks like im the minority who actually uses twitter on occasion


    Glad to have you on board, mate! :) 
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    eklipz330 , April 27, 2009 10:17 PM
    ill pass, thanks for the offer.
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    JMcEntegart , April 27, 2009 10:25 PM
    eklipz330ill pass, thanks for the offer.


    I'd like to delude myself and think that was sincere. :p 
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    Spanky Deluxe , April 27, 2009 10:52 PM
    Don't be silly Jane, if its not a game or it doesn't come out of Redmond then most of the commenters on here would rather hurl poo at you than try something new!

    I was wondering when you guys would start using your Tom's line of Twitter accounts. They've been active for what, five months now?
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    fooldog01 , April 27, 2009 10:54 PM
    I really do detest Twitter. With that it mind, IF I used Twitter I would definitely subscribe to this. See? Twitter haters can be polite!
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    arvedui , April 27, 2009 10:54 PM
    I rather like twitter. :p 
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    JMcEntegart , April 27, 2009 11:00 PM
    fooldog01I really do detest Twitter. With that it mind, IF I used Twitter I would definitely subscribe to this. See? Twitter haters can be polite!


    You guys are few and far apart. :) 

    arveduiI rather like twitter.


    Then join the (mildly entertaining) party!
    spanky deluxeDon't be silly Jane, if its not a game or it doesn't come out of Redmond then most of the commenters on here would rather hurl poo at you than try something new!I was wondering when you guys would start using your Tom's line of Twitter accounts. They've been active for what, five months now?


    Yeah, since October. Don't look at me, I didn't even know we'd signed up until today. :) 
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    fuser , April 27, 2009 11:03 PM
    What is gained by following anyone on Twitter? Please help me understand this "new" technology. CNN.com drank the Kool-aide about two months ago and I can barely bring myself to visit that site now.
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    Spanky Deluxe , April 27, 2009 11:10 PM
    JMcEntegartYou guys are few and far apart.


    Just wait until they see what Twitter client you're using... :-P

    This is great work that you're all doing expanding into Twitter. I'm sure there will be a lot of people very interested in this, I know there are a *lot* of silent readers out there who will definitely use this. Good stuff!
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    fuser , April 27, 2009 11:14 PM
    spanky deluxe... I know there are a *lot* of silent readers out there who will definitely use this. Good stuff!

    Because you've counted them?
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    Spanky Deluxe , April 27, 2009 11:14 PM
    fuserWhat is gained by following anyone on Twitter? Please help me understand this "new" technology. CNN.com drank the Kool-aide about two months ago and I can barely bring myself to visit that site now.


    Think of it a bit like mini-rss - something which the geekier of geeks will have used. Twitter's basically a mix between short news feeds that could have been sent via rss and Facebook status updates. You wouldn't sign up to a BBC News friend on Facebook just to get news items piped through to you but you would add them on Twitter. Its basically a feed of short messages from whoever you want. Some people use it to follow friends, others use it to keep an eye on what's going on in certain businesses, others use it as a feed to know what's going on in their governments and others use it to get general news sent through to them from different sources that they're interested in, all to one place.
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    apache_lives , April 27, 2009 11:21 PM
    ASL? LOL!
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