n. pl. fraÂ·terÂ·niÂ·ties
1. A body of people associated for a common purpose or interest, such as a guild.
2. A group of people joined by similar backgrounds, occupations, interests, or tastes.
3. A chiefly social organization of men students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters.
4. The quality or condition of being brothers; brotherliness.
We are at the end of an emotionally tumultuous week. Every time I got in over my head, Twitter came to my rescue. Monday was my birthday. The day would have been indistinguishable from any other day if not for the kind words from the people on Twitter. Thank you. Mid-week, a Twitter offered some new-to-you clothes to Doug. It was an unexpected but much appreciated gift. Thank you. With Tommy’s graduation just a day away, Doug asked for help in renting a camera to use at graduation. A Twitter offered us the loan of a very fancy camera for the evening. It was so nice to have a camera in my hands again that I think I took a million pictures. Thank you. Yesterday, we found out just a few hours before graduation that we had six computers with no operating system. A desperate Twitter for help brought a knight to our rescue. He spent hours getting the computers ready for the graduates to use at the after graduation party. If not for him, it would have taken hours of the party time to make the machines usable. Thank you. After midnight last night, we found ourselves in need of keys to use one of the games. A Twitter resulted in several keys. Thank you. I have used many different examples to try and describe Twitter to non-users. Today, I have a new way to describe Twitter. Twitter is a community of real people who work together for a common good. Twitter is a fraternity. A fraternity for which I am very thankful. When I say I love Twitter, I am really saying that I love the people who are Twitter. Thank you Twitter.