"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Friday, May 18, 2012

twitter time

Oh ... yes ... you saw the new widget over there? ===>

Ok, here's the thing. A few weeks ago, I got to speak at a seriously awesome event. Golly, I just realized it was over a month ago. At the beginning, they announced that "as always" the students could tweet at will, and there was a specific hashtag they should use, so that all the tweets would converge in one place.

And ... um ... well, I wanted to know what was being said.

So I'm in the twitter crowd now. It's not too bad. My local newspaper tweets, although I'm >this close< to unfollowing them because they tweet ALL THE LIVELONG DAY!!!

I've had a couple of moments when I wanted to track down a quick answer or response, so I tweeted, and others retweeted, and BANG - there was the answer.

That was cool.

My niece is a crazy re-tweeter. CRAZY. I did not know this about her. I feel closer to her now.

Rick Mercer tweets, but he doesn't tweet funny things. Which is a letdown.

Ted Talks tweets. Try saying that ten times in a row. Or even once.

I stopped following one leadership guru because all he tweeted was "Here I am at ___ event with ___ person". I don't care about that.

There are also a bunch of people following me that I have never heard of. I don't know why they're here. I keep looking over my shoulder at them, eyebrows raised quizzically.

I don't really have the hashtag thing figured out. I thought I understand the point, but then some people use it like a bullet list. #seemsrandom #idontreallygetthat #whatisthisforanyway

Although I am now a Twitter-er (tweeter?) I did remove myself from Google Plus. No one noticed. Because no one is there. #facebookwon

Speaking of ... I wonder if anyone is still here?


7 comments:

Janer said...

I'm here. For the moment. Because you posted that you were still here. I don't re-tweet because I don't tweet to begin with. But I understand the immediacy of it and can see why there's a draw. Nice visit! See ya, xo

Carey Jane Clark said...

I'm here too. I like your blog. Even if it's infrequent. And I tweet too, but reluctantly. They say that if you treat it as a relationship (in 140 words?) it works best--just share your life with people (in 140 words!) @CareyJaneClark

Bob said...

Still here P2

Patti said...

Aw. You guys ... *sniff*

;)

Ken said...

Still here. Don't tweet or Facebook or Google+ or even blog. But enjoy reading yours.

Ron said...

New follower .... I just began the tweet thing too .... Not sure I can keep up.

Patti said...

Even Uncle Ken! yay. :)

And Ron ... I'm so glad I'm not the only newbie on twitter.