Twitter is a microblogging tool. It has limited characters that you can post (or tweet). So, there are many abbreviations in use, such as RT or ReTweet.
Even when I'm not blogging, I am usually scanning headlines at key Catholic sites and at the blogs of other Catholic bloggers. It is very difficult for me to post every piece of news that I see out there. Therefore, what I can do is to "Tweet" when I see something of interest, provided I have access at the moment. If you want to know what is going on, then follow me on Twitter and you will see more than I can give you here.
You can click on the icon in the upper right hand sidebar to see my "Tweets". You should not need a Twitter account to read up, but I think you will find it useful to follow many people on Twitter and for that, you will need a free account.
As an aside, I post initially at Plurk - another social networking tool which is not as popular as Twitter, but useful in that when I post there, it beams it over to Twitter and to Facebook. You can follow me in any of those places. Consider Twitter as primary. I don't have time for Facebook, as nice as it is. And, Plurk - a pretty cool site, is not as popular. Twitter is fast and easy for me and will likely remain long term.
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