- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at email@example.com.
A lunch talk the other day with a couple of friends (@jackshafer and @timothynoah1) persuaded me that I should drop my ban on social network junk and dive into the Twitter pool. Not quite sure how they did that. I came away thinking I was being a snob for refusing to Twit. Or maybe I just ate a bad chili pepper.
So I am now @tomricks1.
I fear I may have just jumped on a tiger. Before I finished filling out the damn profile on Friday I had 100 followers. The following morning I got suspended by Twitter, not sure what I did. Now back up and running.