Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Twitter Cat

Sometimes I see something online that simultaneously encourages and discourages me.

I'm new to Twitter, so my follower count isn't much higher than Brad's. I've decided to say "I'm new to Twitter" until I have over 100 followers. Five years from now I'll probably still be saying "I'm new to Twitter."

I held off on getting of Twitter for a while because I was worried that I'd spend what little wit I have on tweets rather than this blog. I've come to realize that Twitter can (and should) be more about sharing links, RTs and @replies than posting mundane details of your own life. I intend to get better at that. Rainn Wilson of The Office has an entertaining feed because he continually shares interesting things he finds online, with only the occasional "I'm standing in line at Starbucks" update.

By the way, I thought about giving you the link to the cat with 200,000 Twitter followers, but then I thought you might find it charming and amusing and then forward the link to all of your friends when what you should really be doing is forwarding my link to all of your friends, so I didn't. You're a resourceful person. If you really want to see it, you can find it on your own.

The lines about STFU Koalas were just for a very small number of hardcore fans who saw my April Fools Day joke. If you missed it, sorry, I deleted it after a few days. (It wasn't that funny anyway.)


Red Pill Junkie said...

I'm resisting the Twitter indoctrination.

Not because I consider my life to not be glamorous enough to be sharing my daily chores with the rest of the planet; but also because since surfing the web and blogging take so much of my free (and not-so free!) time already, that I feel if I submit to the Twitter temptation I might as well stick a computer screen to my forehead with Krazy glue and forget all about 'meatspace' :-/

munchy365 said...

Make an episode about the guy with the spruce tree in his lungs.