First off, the irony that my title could be retweeted (as my blog posts immediately to twitter) is just making me giggle.
Secondly, I polished off Halloween Candy today. I also helped bake cookies. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sugar bzzzzzzzz GO.
SO. Twitter. It’s a neat thing.. I guess. I admit even after having it.. however long I have….
I don’t get it.
Basically…… I speak complete sentences on there. Not that difficult. It’s all about word (or character technically?) choice. I can’t be uh erm like whatEVER there like I can be here. (mwahahaahaa) So this has actually improved my writing.
It’s super nifty. I’ve talked to people I never thought possible – Marketa Irglova, Jane (the Goddess of episode writing) Espenson, and even Neil Gaiman retweeted me before. I’ve talked to Martin Millar extensively both on MySpace and Twitter, which makes him even more awesome in my.. books. *g* (He’s an author. Go read the Good Fairies of New York book. NOW.) I’m forgetting a ton of people, but still.. the point stands.
I’m able to follow things that are pretty sweet – Benfica! Real Madrid! 😀 YAY FOOTBALL. ( i also keep up reading my Spanish and Portuguese that way )
I get to follow some pretty -awesome- people (Pauley Perrette! <3) and read about very worthy causes (I'd never heard of Hope Gardens but if I lived closer I'd volunteer).
I managed to tweet with Kate McGroarty, who won the Month at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago contest that I entered along with 1500 people. I’m able to keep track of friends that live all over – from Australia, to Japan, to all corners of North America, to Europe, and beyond. It was absolutely fun during NAB to get in touch with people. I’ve even been to.. one ? tweetparty. Tweetup?
I even got a response from Taleo about a previous post that I made this week which is pretty awesome.
Some things I simply do not understand:
1. Why most tweetups involve alcohol or happen in bars. =/ No, seriously. Why? I don’t get it. I do not drink and drive. I don’t think anyone should. Those kinds of things just encourage it. I don’t want to go to a bar to meet people. You get looked at funny if you don’t buy anything (regardless if you can afford it or not). I used to go to bars quite often for WORK. I don’t really think of them as fun anymore unless there’s a concert involved.
I guess I just want to tweet: RESPONSIBILITY. FIND YOU SOME.
2. Twitterfights. …….. Seriously.
Just seriously. I want to cue the picture that most people know about but people still get offended (the Special Olympics quote one), but I’ll be nice and not put it up. Fight by email. Or don’t fight at all. It’s… Nonsensical. That’s a nice word.
3. Acting someone you’re not.
Okay, seriously. Don’t ever say anything online you couldn’t say to that person if you were standing right in front of them. I don’t care what it is, I despise flaki/fluffy/fakiness in people. And Twitter’s annoying as Fsck for that.
4. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TWITTER CUT DOWN ON THE SPAMMING MORONS AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM.
.. not only is that one self explanatory, DAMN that felt good.
Now don’t get me wrong. I think Twitter’s pretty awesome. I love talking to people – holding serious/meaningful/silly conversations (in my pants). But.. I still can’t take it 100% seriously as many people do. Of course, I don’t always take myself seriously so that probably is a lot of it.