Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tweet, Tweet

I joined the ranks and started Twittering this week, and I have to say, I'm not a fan yet. Actually, I started almost a year ago, and after two tweets of 'Figuring this Twitter thing out' and 'STILL figuring this Twitter thing out,' I gave up and moved on.

I'm giving it another go now though. I haven't figured it out yet, but I decided my followers might remove me if I keep telling them that. So I've moved on to bigger and better tweets like 'I like Ramen noodles' and 'watching heads bob'.

This morning I heard a little blurb about Twitter on NPR from this guy who thinks people who Twitter are hypocrites because they are broadcasting their lives to the world, but are against Uncle Sam tapping our phones. I think the guy is a little cooky, but I did think his point about privacy was valid/funny.

One thing I DO enjoy about Twitter is the play by play account that people feel their readers need to know. 'I am driving to work.' 'I am at work.' 'I am heading to my lunch meeting.' 'I am leaving my lunch meeting.' Might as well say 'I am Twittering...I am still Twittering...yup...writing a tweet right now...and I'll be back in five minutes to update you on the exciting events that are sure to transpire since you last heard from me.'

Tell me this...should I be worried when they (who shall remain nameless) don't tweet for say 30 minutes? Should I call to make sure they're alright?

Like I said, I'm still trying to figure it out.


  1. Yay! You have a blog! Sorry, this comment is unrelated to your twittering, although I'm kinda with you on the whole thing. Every time I get ready to twitter, I'm reminded of how uninteresting I am! :)

  2. You are so funny, Ash! I don't know why you don't post more often! :)

  3. i totally agree that it isn't for everyone. but it makes it easy for me to keep in touch with the rest of my family since i don't get to talk to them often and i get to see them even less often. plus i think my experiences are unique....because of military and living in a foreign country. But thats just my take on it. plus its an easier way to share pictures and links with people