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It seems like all the access we have to information may start to be a bad thing.  I've resisted following anyone on Twitter...until today.   First of all,  if you're not familiar with Twitter it's quite simple.   Imagine typing a sentence or two into your phone or computer and then sending it out to thousands or even millions of people.    The only way someone sees your "tweet" is if that person becomes your follower.  So someone like musician John Mayer joins Twitter and millions of his fans sign up to be his followers and read anything he types. So who has such important and deep thoughts that I must follow on a regular basis?  Southpaw. Who? Southpaw.  He's the official mascot of the Chicago White Sox.  I'm really not 100 percent sure why I thought this was a good idea.  Shockingly, Southpaw doesn't really have much to tweet about. Here are four of his most recent entries: 1) Polyester isn't very breathable.  Especially during summer. 2) Sting cheese is fun to eat. 3) White Sox = Awesome 4) I've got 2 fun birthday parites to attend today! What has happened to me?  I used to read the newspaper everyday and on Sunday I'd even manage to make my way through the New York Times.  Now I'm reading random thoughts from a mascot!

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