Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Flock

I joined Twitter last week. Don't hate me. Stay here. I can't promise to never write of it again. I can't even promise to try, but I can promise to try to try.

I don't think I'm very good at it. I 'chip'. I'm a Twitter chipper. It seems to me the point is to be in constant care of it, updating one's every move and shake, but that seems more than a little invasive.

I check in a couple of times a day and I comment here and there, sporadically and uninterestingly. My comments on other blogs tend towards glib and ill thought out at the best of times. Add a 140-character limit and there's only so verbose a man can be.

I got a direct message from someone yesterday - a tiny missive aside from the madding cyber rush of gawkers and stalkers - telling me that they're a fan of the old Radgery but they've never commented. This pleased me, the narcissist within quelled in a warming blanket of self brilliance.

It was the best 'tweet' yet, before I went back to the feed, reading how people like their coffee and about the lonely man standing outside Brown Thomas.

18 comments:

Red Leeroy said...

followers, more followers.......tweeeet

Maxi Cane said...

I spent all of about three weeks on it.

Deleted my account the other day, just didn't get it.

Conan Drumm said...

No, not going there, I've more than enough distraction as it is.

Terence McDanger said...

Nope. Still don't get it.

Radge said...

So you're all converts, then???

Susan said...

Have fun with it, but I can't even keep up with Facebook so I'd be a hopeless Twit, or Tweeter, or whatever.

hope said...

Egads, you've gone over to the dark side. :0

Oh well, I still have Susan and Terence. :)

Dot-Com said...

I tried - I failed. Twittering is not for me.

NaRocRoc said...

Not all who wander are lost.

Killer said...

I thought is was a bit shit because it doesen't have the same charm!!!

B said...

I like how twitter showcases some people's quick wit, and it managed to make people hate stephen fry somehow

Frankensense said...

All true twitters hate fry, t'would be far better if he posted shit like this..... "battered a bender in an alley, left for dead, onto The Wolsley for lunch x"

Gypseysdog said...

I'm going to steer clear of this by the sounds of it. I've enough to be doing sewing my plants, it's spring!

Radge said...

Interesting to see how this has unfolded. As with everything - it's for some, not for others.

5X - It's sprung alright, though today's freezing over here. Long way to Tit Monday, I fear.

Gypseysdog said...

Greatest Monday of the year.

Holemaster said...

It all sounds a bit Marmite.

the dublinista said...

I think I'm following you on it, but don't take my word for it as I haven't got a fucking clue how to use it.

Radge said...

Dublinista - There are a few unidentified followers, unfamiliar names to me. I haven't a fucking clue either, in truth.