Saturday, February 28, 2009

Twitter

I know it's been a bit since I've last posted. Many things are going on and I'm writing A LOT at work (I'm a born talker, not writer), but I thought it was time to blog again! I've recently moved from Twinkle to Twitter (most of my important Twinkle friends are on Twitter), Twitter has many options better than Twinkle, so I see little need for Twinkle. Twitter also has many of my more important friends from Twinkle.

Twitter does have spambots, twitterbots, and pornbots, but if you keep track of all of your followers, make sure they are real, and then block the bots, you should be cool.

I started posting often on Twitter (even meaningless stuff) because I wanted to be able to track my history, there are a few apps out there that allow you to do this. I thought it would be interesting to see how things evolve in my life over a year or longer (especially this time of my life, there are a few important things going on).

Twitter also has many cyclists on it, very cool (my inner cyclist geek was giggling when I found this out). I can now see what Lance Armstrong is having for lunch, the wrecks that team Astana are having, and even learn about Taylor Phinney (I loved watching his parents ride, Davis and Connie Carpenter), it makes me feel a bit old that Taylor is racing now, since it seemed like yesterday that I was hearing his mother tell how she would tear apart rivals by talking to them calmly and in complete control, while riding big mountains (sorry, but that's just mean, you gotta love it).

I've also been able to post technical questions and have people who are completely outside the list of people following me, answer me and give me helpful answers to questions. Some are being nice, others want me to purchase their services, either way I get enough information to continue on.

It would have been interesting to have had Twitter during 9/11, I don't want another disaster to happen to test it out, but it'll be interesting to see what happens when the next disaster does come up. During the Mumbai shootings, I did follow one person who was trying to direct relief and deliver information from Dulles Virginia. If you get on Twitter, look me up, and please be nice, I know I'll be nice to you, if you have a question, please ask, if you just want to say "howdy", please do :).

2 comments:

Amanda Lynn said...

Twitter is fun!

philip ramsey said...

Hi Philip it is amazing how many of us are into technology, uses Google and Twitter and have a website with Ramsey in the domain name. BTW I also like cycling.
Philip Ramsey