Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chirp! I mean, tweet!

I am skipping ahead to Twitter because my cousin Danny posted on Facebook that he surprisingly updates Twitter more than Facebook. Ever curious, I signed up for a Twitter account and promptly started following him and Eddie Izzard and a few other people. One person even started following me (thanks, Marjorie!) Danny is a writer for television, so it is interesting to read about some of the things he does on a regular basis. He hasn't lost that East Coast mentality even though he lives in L.A.

John introduced me to Eddie Izzard's comedy, and that guy (Eddie, well, John, too) can be just hilarious. Makes me glad I took French when he slides into that language during his stand-up routines. Anyway, he seems to really like tweeting about the weather in England. You just never know when that info will come in handy on the reference desk! Plus I learned a new bit of slang, which, unlike the slang John recently learned, is socially acceptable. Apparently to label something "pants" (Eddie tweeted that he heard the weather in LA is pants) is to say it is bad. I don't know how that meaning came about, but I'm looking forward to working the term into a conversation soon.

Several articles I read about Twitter said it is best to not use the web interface, and it seems I will have a lot to learn before I stop looking like the newbie I am. However, because I cannot access the web on my phone--I have enough bills as it is without upgrading to a more expensive cell phone plan although John and I have about a billion rollover minutes so why can't we trade those in for text messaging credits or something--I am not sure how convenient this will be for me. I'll keep working with it, though, just to try to stay current and hip. Especially since Valley Girl talk went out ages ago! Fer sure, fer sure!


  1. I use the web interface via a myaol page. I use it to track the many aspects of my online empire.

    I also have a semi-regular fiction series for twitter consumption called #5secondfiction.

    The only famous persons tweets I follow at this point is Dita Von Teese.


  2. I've got open in a tab in IE. Takes too long to txt from phone, and on the web I can see the tweets from those I'm following and respond to them.

  3. Forgot to mention that Twitter can also be set to automatically update your Facebook status ...

  4. You have another follower! Me :-)