Can't count me among the technologically advanced.
Never operated a My Space page.
Still refuse to join Facebook. Heck, upon finding out Classmates.com wanted money, haven't been back to that site.
Still own a VCR, cassette tapes, PlayStation 2 and a record player. Don't own a flatscreen television or a laptop. When it comes to ammenities, an iPod and a cell phone are about as advanced as I get.
Cheap? Stupid? Old-fashioned? Yeah, probably all of the above.
So, naturally, Twitter is not something that's been embraced by this antiquated sports writer. Checked it out at the urging of old friend Chad Walter, an Internet entrepreneur smart enough to start a website
that has attracted many of the top professional athletes around, from Terrell Owens to Lance Armstrong to Serena Williams.
Never really cared that Jennie Finch is looking for "strong Japanese coffee" or that Dahntay Jones used to love the apple danishes at Starbucks.
Maybe I should.
Athletes are joining Twitter by the thousands and, after a recent conversation with a local sports writer who must track every Pittsburgh professional athlete's Twitter page, it's evident that more and more are breaking news via Twitter.
I'm wondering how many high school athletes out there are using Twitter and I'd like to hear from those who are or those who think it's nothing more than a social networking site. Could high school sports eventually use Twitter to break stories? Are varsity athletes already using Twitter for such purposes?