Monday, July 28, 2008


A few months ago I got an invitation from geekie brother to "follow" him on Twitter. I had no clue what in the heck that meant, but he rarely forwards me anything, much less crap, so I figured it was worth taking a look.

Good old Wikipedia says...

"Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length."

I kind of mentally rolled my eyes at first, I mean, I really don't need something else to keep up with online. But since it was Mathew-approved I signed up anyway, figuring I could cancel it when the novelty wore off.

The things is, now it's one of my favorite things about the good old interwebben. Chatting on IM
is great, but when one of you is busy, it can take forever. And I have a horrible time talking on the phone. I never have the time to sit and formulate a whole conversation worth of thought, not to mention the noise level at our house scares most callers off. In fact, when Mathew does call, he initiates it by saying in his best Hannibal Lecter voice "Hello Clarice, are the children still screaming?"

But Twitter is like a no-brainer.
I also downloaded the Twitterific application which shows my tweets in a little IM-style box so I don't have to keep the Twitter site up in a window all day. I pop on a few times a day, jot down what's going on in my life at the moment, and take a second to read what everyone else is up to, then get back to the grind of real life.

It also satisfies my inner voyeur, because you can follow and get "tweets" from people that you don't even really know. I love reading Tracey from Sweetney's tweets, there's a human side to her that you don't always get on the more polished blog posts.

I keep up with another certain blogging goddess, some good friends, the groovy ladies who did the splog design at Ruby and Roja, and even the uber-cool chic who took the kids pictures. People I normally wouldn't talk to on a regular basis and now I get to peep (no pun intended) into their lives.

I'd love to have more people to follow in my new Twitter obsession, if you tweet, you can add me; my ID is HelloClarice

And yes, the children are still screaming.


Anonymous said...

Will follow you if you follow me. ;-) twitter@minnemom

Angela said...

Mine is SciFiMama. I've been Twittering since you posted about it on BBC. I must admit, I'm hooked!

Anonymous said...

SO funny. I just started tweeting again too. Changed my account though so you need to re-follow me. I'm "TheTobyShow" now. Was planning to do a post just like this in following days. Zeitgeist = Twitter.