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Tom surrenders, starts Twitting

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 ...

U.S. Military
U.S. Military

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.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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