Recently, after four years of expressing my thoughts in 140-sentence papers, I finally got a Twitter account. There were a couple reasons for this, none involving upping my Klout score. One was to keep up with the ever-eccentric tweets of Taki Inoue. The other involved making unsolicited car recommendations to people. Only one of these has been successful in practice.
Sure, Twitter has its share of fun moments, mainly when Edmunds's Scott Oldham went after Ralph Gilles over a Viper test car, demonstrating that even full-fledged grown-ups can still argue about sharing toys.