Thursday, April 05, 2007

So I’m on Twitter now

For the record, I think, on a conceptual level, Twitter is another stupid attempt to reduce everything conceivable experience to the point where it will fit on a bumper sticker.

But someone invited me to join, so… yeah. I joined. The same thing happened with MySpace. Someone I know got on, asked me to get on and, whoa, there I am.

So far, it is not as painful as I thought it would be, although the character limit in the post is driving me crazy. (Plus the word "twitter" also sounds like a description of facial tics. As in, "I know when I've been working too hard because my left eye starts to twitter." It doesn't sound like a fun place to be, emotionally.)

The best thing about the Twittering experience is the way I can embed the results into the ol’ blog here. (Look on the right and you’ll see that little Twitter box that doesn't really, you know, twitter.)

I write and edit material all the time, but only a little bit of it shows up on the site. I have a backlog of half-finished blog posts on my C: drive and haven’t posted anything in days. And don't get me started on the backlog of podcasts. Seriously, I have close to six hours worth of audio on my C: drive that has been screaming to be edited for months.

To fill the gaps between real blog posts, I put out links to other material – internet videos primarily. But now that I have this Twitter thing going, I might just stick to that instead. So at least people will know I’m doing something even though this blog doesn’t indicate it.

We shall see how it works out.


Courtney said...

You joined MySpace because a chicken told you to? Honestly.

Interesting phenomenon. I'm curious to see where this leads. I wonder if it would help me remember what I'm doing during the day--I sorta use the blog to keep track of my life, but this might be better for smaller things. Hmmmm.

M. Robert Turnage said...

1) It was a female chicken.
2) I have a difficult time saying no to any woman for any reason, ever. It can be done, but it is always a struggle.
3) I also have a hard time saying no to websites, unless they have flashing banner ads or animated .gifs. But if they want me to type something on them, I have to admit I am weak.