3 05 2010

I joined Facebook, set up Google news and reader, hell I even started a blog (you’re reading it) but Jim has pushed us to the limit this time and insist his minions all sign up for Twatter, sorry Twitter.

I put a post up on FB to inform people I had a Twitter account and within hours three people had responded. I elected to follow all three and one of them was an avid tweeter. now any-time I blow the dust off my Twitter account I have a ready update off where he’s drinking coffee, what shop he might buy a shirt in, who he may meet for a pint later and on and on and on.

Sometimes I’ll get an email to inform me that a complete stranger is following me on Twitter so I pop on the site, have a look and usually tweet something about how I feel Twitter is an awful waste of life.

When we set up our account in class initially I followed BBC and Sky Sports News and the usual suspects but the big boys flood Twitter with updates and take over your homepage. This meant a more tactful approach and I selected various journalists to follow instead.

I know Sky News have a full-time Twitter correspondent which must be a frightening prospect every morning on the way to work. “Dear God I have to spend another day sifting through mountains of horse shit just in case one of these needy people happen to be near anything newsworthy.” The best example of this is the plane that flopped down in the Hudson river and all the big media companies got their images from Twitter.

But I’ve decided tweeting is not for me, I’m going to go to my Twitter account now and make that public knowledge.



One response

13 05 2010

Twitter isn’t all bad. I follow Saint Thomas Aquinas’s tweets. They’re great.

Tweet on 13 March 2010, 14:59:
Since the generation of one thing is the corruption of another, it was not incompatible with the first formation
Tweet on 13 March 2010, 15:04:
of things, that from the corruption of the less perfect the more perfect should be generated. Hence animals generated from
Tweet on 13 March 2010, 15:10:
the corruption of inanimate things, or of plants, may have been generated then. LOL. The same thing is true of those substances
Tweet on 13 March 2010, 15:14:
which Empedocles said were produced at the beginning of the world, such as the ‘ox-progeny’, i.e., half ox and half man. ROTFL. For if such
Tweet on 13 March 2010, 15:15:
things were not able to arrive at some end and final state of nature so that they would be preserved in existence, this was not

And so on. I think he’s writing his new work on Twitter. A sustained reflection on all that life and death have to offer. It’s bleedin’ deadly.

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