Dec 152011

Some of you already know, but I twit on a regular basis and I’ve met some truly amazing people through using Twitter.   Although most of the people I haven’t had the good fortune to meet in real life….yet, a few of them I have and I know for a fact that a few of them are going to be friends for life.   And it’s all thanks to “The Twitta”.

With a few exceptions, I am on Twitter pretty much every day.   Some days I twit more than others, but I do check it regularly.  Remember my list of Twitter Do’s and Don’ts that I wrote up a few months ago?  Well, since I’m on there so much, there are a few trends that I’ve noticed and of course, I am going to share some of my observations with you today.

1.  Sometimes it’s difficult to tell in a 73×73 sized image what people actually look like.  It hasn’t happened to me often, but on a few occasions I’ve clicked on someones avatar so that I could put a face with a name and BAM – I was confronted with a much fuglier face than I expected. 

2.  Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough SoYouHaveToCombineWordsSometimesToFitYourEntireMessage.  I know I could use Twit Longer or a service like that, but all the extra clicks put a strain on my wrist muscles.  It’s much easier to cram everything together, don’t you think?

3.  For a lot of people, English ain’t their first language.  Or maybe it is, but they don’t know how to use it correctly.  We all know how I feel about proper grammar and punctuation and ain’t isn’t a word.

4.  Some people are really boring.  If all you ever twit is something like this “Heading to do some shopping at Trader Joe’s” then I’m probably going to think that you live alone with 33 cats.

5.  Then there is the Over-Tweeter.  If you twit several hundred times per day, every day, then you have way too much time on your hands.

6.  You may think you’re too good to be bothered responding to my mention of you, but guess what – you’re an asshole.  I know you have a lot of followers, but I am quite positive you check your mentions.  Try being friendly and responding to someone you don’t usually chat with for a change.  Chances are you’re not half as good as you think you are anyways.

**This is not intended for any of my friends that I twit’s those other people that get mentioned in a twit as a conversation starter and they just never respond.

7.  A lot of people seem to think they’re pretty clever by coming up with words that are prefixed with a “Tw”.  If you call me a tweep, a twiend or try to tweetroduce me to someone via Twitter, you are getting unfollowed.

8.  Oh, and what does an image of a whale have to do with Twitter being over-capacity anyways?  Wouldn’t a picture of something exploding be more appropriate?  And way cooler.

And there you have it.  Who wants to add to the list?

  8 Responses to “Twitter Observations”

  1. i always enjoy your observations 🙂

  2. You are Twerrific

  3. I love the word tweeps though 🙁 agree with everything else though. Worried i may actually be item number 4.

  4. Shouldn’t it be twunfollowed?

  5. I love the “you’re an asshole”. It just fits so perfectly

  6. i use “tweep” and i’m unapologetic about it. i also use ain’t and i definitely am unapologetic about that as well. tweep is a long standing term of affections for those people who know mainly and mostly via twitter and they are your ‘peeps’ aka homies aka people who, if you knew them in real life, would be in your pack of friends. RizzoTees actually has a tee shirt he sells with it on there. it’s not a new word, it’s been around about 3 years. i also like tweetheart because i read a very sweet little novel that was based around a romance starting up via twitter. i’d consider you a tweep because i don’t know you outside much of the confines of twitter but i’d definitely consider you a person that is twitter friend. i take my luv for my tweeps seriously- my twitter friends are very important to me. 🙂

  7. I love that you said “ain’t” isn’t a word. Totally agree and was horrified when they added it to the dictionary. I’m not 100% sure why I don’t like it so much given I’m from the south, but for some reason it just bothers me.

  8. I often forget to tweet.