Although I have been hovering on the edge of finally accepting twitter as an acceptable tool for quite some time now, Neil Creek has finally pushed me into that chasm of finality:
I finally have twitter.
Scary but true, I’ve moved over to the dark-side.
But I feel I should explain my reasoning. After all, I did make it very clear that I disliked twitter, very much so … therefore this is a most profound turn-around for me.
I tend to write a lot of little statements to myself with the idea that I could expand on them at a later time. This is my current process for informing the universe of my thoughts…
- When I watch the evening news or read about the atrocities around the world through my many RSS feeds I often proclaim my thoughts on these subjects.
- I rush for pen and paper to write these amazing ideas down. Which end up as scrawls as I recall the exact words. Which then get transcribed to the computer.
- Yes, the details change a little at that stage, and the original thought process is twisted into something new. Well, that’s that, and that moment disappears into the archives of my computer.
So now I have hundreds of un-expanded potential posts on a variety of subjects!
You can respond to my reasoning, disagree with my declarations, or agree with my annoying absenteeism. (The latter because I probably won’t respond to your opinion too soon. I like to dwell… but that I’m sure you realise already!)
So let’s get started.
If you have a Twitter account, or if you’d like to sign up and find out what saying that doesn’t warrant any more than 140 characters, add “eztephen” to your contact list!
Wait, what? You’ve been hiding under a rock for a few years and have not heard of ‘Twitter‘? According to the peeps that run the show, here’s their description of the online tool:
“It’s a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own. Possibilities are endless!
And if you believe all of that, you’ve got rocks in your head. Let’s just say it’s a simple way to get your word out into the public domain without too many words. Everyone got their tin-foil hats on? This next bit might be fun…
PS. Soon to be available as a mini-blog to read on my website.