Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Lone Twitter-er
I just deleted my entire blog so I am going to try and replicate its brilliance, so cut me some slack if this blog isn't what it was....not that you would know anyway...just saying...
I asked for a blog topic suggestion on Twitter earlier today and I got one from Throwing Quarters and I quote "why is it that when women get cold, nips get hard and stick out, but when men get cold everything shrinks." I think the saying applies "Beware what you ask for...." I told him it would take some research and I would have to get back to him. I hope he is patient.
This does lead me to the point of this post, Twitter. I love Twitter. It is a micro blogging site that is very popular at the moment. Twitter according to Wikipedia
You follow people, as it is referred to, and people follow you. You can post anything in 140 characters, including spaces. Beware what you say because there are what must be automatic followers and I have some odd people following me because I mentioned water or Australia. You can block people or make your Tweets private if you wish. Beware the porn followers, say Britney and you will have all kinds of disgusting following you...those I block. But don't be discouraged it doesn't happen that often. Just beause someone is following you, you don't have to follow them and vise versa...but enough of the technical stuff.
People Twitter for different reasons, some use it like instant messaging to chat, some just post updates on their blogs or websites. I use it for all those reasons and often times just to read and have a laugh. I mostly follow friends I have met in various places on the net and some celebrities and musicians. I follow Diablo Cody (diablocody) who wrote the movie Juno and Caprice Crane (capricecrane) whom I had never heard of but is a Hollywood writer and several British commedians, Alan Carr (alancarr), Russell Brand (I can't think of his user name) and several others. I also follow a few bands, Stereophonics, Oasis and Rob Thomas. (i had nice links until I accidentally deleted the post and I can't be bothered now). You can see them all on my Twitter page and the link is on the side bar...have a look.
I also follow several bloggers that I enjoy reading and they "give good Twitter". Did I just coin a phrase? If so I want credit when used. :-) This also brings me to another point of this blog post.
Referring to my last post "According to Facebook I am a Loner" I really enjoyed reading the comments and learning I am not alone in my loner-ness. And Annonymous (Mom) I never knew that about you, very interesting. I always knew I was your favorite, an odd segue I know but so true (Just kidding-ish if my sisters should read) BUT I may have LIED. When I am on Twitter I am far from alone. There are loads of people twitting about, posting, lurking, laughing and blathering away. I may be alone physically but I am never alone on twitter. And should you decide to leave, no good byes or farewells necessary. Just hit the off button and poof...gone. Manners need not apply. What could be better than that.
Now you non-Twitter-ers (Webster is going to have add some new words to the dictionary) come join the fun and if you stop by say hi LauraBlue58 and I will show you around.
PS Twitter if you see this I could use some cash for childrens college bills and I am giving you free advertising.
I reserve the right to add to this as bits of the original blog filter back into my brain, so you may want to stop back later