Adventures in Maybe Twitting
I am now on Twitter.
I've just sent the 20 characters above as my first Twit, in fact. (Like I said a couple of posts ago, I do not accept "tweet" as either a noun or a verb when it comes to Twitter. It's not called Tweeter. It's called Twitter and so using the service is "twitting" or Twittering and the messages are Twits or perhaps Twitterings.)
My Twitter handle is @brianlamken. I found out quite a while back that @blamken
was already taken; I rejected @blamsblog or something else along those lines because that would look weird when people use my handle to refer to me as a person — "still waiting for @brianlamken to show up" — and @briansanerlamken is too long.
I don't expect to Twitter out many Twits of my own for a while, although enthusiasm may get the better of me. Eventually I'll be promoting the blog and other stuff when
my online activity increases, fingers crossed, and I'm sure that the more I follow other people on Twitter the more I'll want to join the conversation. For now, I've signed up mostly so that I can follow the feeds of friends and acquaintances and folks I admire without having to remember to click through from their own websites and such to
I'm surprised to see that there are already over a half-dozen posts about Twitter on the blog, either as the primary subject or as part of an omnibus links post. You can click
on the label in the gray footer below to see them all.
Kindred Posts: The Birdy Bunch • All @Twitter • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time