Twitter Turns Five

How has Twitter changed your media diet?

This week, Twitter turns five. Care for a slice of fail-whale shaped birthday cake, anyone?

For its users, Twitter has become a lens to just about any news event you can think of—revolutions, volcanic eruptions, State of the Unions—providing an addictive mix of quips, on the scene reports, and recommended links.

To mark this anniversary, we’re interested in hearing from you how Twitter has changed your media diet. Do you find yourself reading more widely, from a greater range of sources or viewpoints? Are there any journalists or news outlets whose work you’ve become more familiar with because of their Twitter presence? And for those of you who haven’t caught the Twitter bug, tell us why you’ve decided it isn’t for you.

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