In early 2009, I was in a journalism class back at ol' Mizzou. The professor asked who in the lecture was using Twitter. A paltry two or three students of the 150 budding Bernsteins raised their hands. She declared that that number must be multiplied exponentially, and required us all to make accounts.

Reluctant at first, that's the reason I joined up. Now I'm somewhat of a junkie. This particular chat room was spawned by a discussion within a post yesterday about the worst tweets from the first year of Twitter. And we're still curious to hear from you—when did you start tweeting and what prompted you to do so?