Twitter has been around for a couple of years now but hasn't really been as popular as it has been for the last year in my opinion. With the whole Twitter wave it seems to have given many people a way to communicate with fellow bloggers that you probably wouldn't be sitting on AIM or G-chat talking to all day.
Personally, I think Twitter is a great means of communication on so many levels. You can hear what is going on at games through the sports writers, peek in on celebrities and sports figures that you like (despite that you may question who exactly is doing the tweeting). Sometimes there is an off chance that one of the people you follow will write back, which makes it that much more fun when someone like Jillian Michaels writes you back when you weren't even trying to illicit a response (hooray for me).
But... then you have the people that use Twitter to complain and bitch about the hobby all day long like the card companies owe them something. I love that Topps and Upper Deck (what's left of them) are on there trying to communicate and really listen to what collectors want but they aren't on there to listen to grievances all day. I read the same people OVER and OVER again question Topps as to why some bozo prospect or their favorite player is not in their sets, or why they haven't been privvy to sell sheets and release dates. Then they also need a full explanation as to why it is that way.
I get that not having a certain player in a set is frustrating and you collect a player because you like them. However, no one owes you an explanation. Cano didn't have a chrome card in Heritage this year, boohoo. One less card for me to track down. Sometimes when your players aren't in ONE set it's almost like a break to not have to go find it. Then they whammy you on another set like Finest where I have what, 5 versions of Pujols, Lind, and Cano (and if I'm feeling saucy) Russ Martin to track down?
My point in all this is that I would like to know if there are people out there that think that with Topps and UD being on Twitter that they are there to hear your complaints day in and day out? Do you think that since they are there that you can constantly ask them to explain to you why certain things were done certain ways, or do you think that it's their business and that they work there and you don't for a reason?