Onslow, "Oh, nice."
Just what I need. Just one more thing to distract me from daily life in the "real" world.
Actually, this is pretty cool. It's called Word² (WordSquared) and is through Twitter, although you don't need to be a Twit to play. Touted as "the world's first Massively Multiplayer Online crossword game," it pits wordcrafters against one another in real time on an infinitely large "Scrabble" board. Players rack up high scores by building the longest chains of words while everyone else plays alongside each other. The point is, it's completely addictive for logophiles like me.
You can find the gameboard here.
And you can thank our Lauren for getting me addicted to this game.