Professional athletes are people too, and Jared Dudley gets addicted to odd things just like you and I.

"On an hourly basis," Dudley said of checking Twitter. "It's like CNN on steroids. I follow people from all over the world, so I get all the updates, from athletes to comedians, different pastors, people from Italy. They're giving everything across the world - and it's addicting."

Jared Dudley started using twitter years ago as a way to interact with fans all over the world, back when twitter was in its infancy. He was a pioneer in this world and now has more than 140,000 followers.

Not only does Jared keep people up on what he's doing, he is one of the few pro athletes that regularly interacts with fans in a two-way conversation. Just check his timeline here. The man is quite prolific.

Dudley says that former Suns guard Jason Richardson introduced him to twitter, and we all know that other former teammates of JD are big on twitter as well: Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash.