Everton skipper Phil Neville is encouraging teammates to join Twitter.
He has fired off more than 2,000 Tweets since then - messages of a maximum 140 characters - and during the summer indulged in daily banter with teammates Tim Cahill, Louis Saha and Seamus Coleman.
In one Tweet, Neville wished Coleman good luck with his ‘difficult second season' at Goodison - while Coleman responded by declaring a wish that the Neville family support Phil now that brother Gary has retired!
"We have a bit of banter, that's what the atmosphere in the club is all about," declared Coleman.
"Phil wasn't taking the proverbial, it was just banter and we are constantly taking the Mick out of each other but it's not serious.
"I love it. Phil is a great captain to play for and I enjoyed that bit of banter with him."