But, there are some very useful benefits to Twitter that I've discovered since joining it a few months ago. I'll focus on it from a hockey fan's perspective, since that's what you are if you are reading this blog (well, at least that's what I would expect). If you "follow" the right people you can get a lot of useful information (ie. trades, signings, waiver claims, injuries) before they are reported on any of the major media outlets or websites.
Many of the major hockey sources now have twitter accounts that are updated regularly and often the updates are just seconds after news is confirmed.
If nothing else, sign up for it and give it a try, it only takes a few minutes. I've put together a comprehensive list of hockey websites, beat writers, players, agents and bloggers that have the best information (in my opinion) and update their pages with the least amount of non-relevant information (like "I like chocolate ice cream!").
The list below is in no real particular order, but I did list the ones that I feel are the very best at the top of the list. To follow these people, just go to Twitter and in your internet browser address bar put the name below after the "/". For example, my Twitter account name is "PuckCentral", so my Twitter account url looks like this in the url bar: http://twitter.com/PuckCentral
Here's the list:
RealKyper (Nick Kypreos)
Sullivan26 (Steve Sullivan)
DP_57 (David Perron)
commie22 (Mike Commodore)
hockeylogic (Tom Chorske)
DonLagreca (talks all sports, Host of NHL Live)
MRichie18 (Mike Richards)
Updated list, moved some names around, added a few people that are new on Twitter and deleted some accounts that I recognized were either deleted or not updated enough.
And if you already have Twitter, just use the button titled 'retweet' at the bottom of this post to send this list via Twitter to all of your followers
Tweets from @PuckCentral/top-hockey-people