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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

As Close As I Get

Bow Thy Head & Tweet

While drinking coffee & listening to my purchased live version of, Stairway to Heaven, I decided to review the twitter accounts that I follow.

Among others, I follow tweets from Jesus!/jesus  and


Betcha didn't know that I'm all that religious.  Well, I'm not, and I don't think that these twitter folks are, either.  They are two of the funniest humor writers on twitter.  Since, I am apparently incapable of writing about anything substantive this morning, I'm going to talk about twitter and why it's a religious experience. As religious as I get, anyway.

Why Tweeting Is Fun
  • You don't have to say much
  • It fits any mood
  • Trending topics can be funny
  • Smart people tweet
  • Instant news
  • Miraculous retail interaction

If it weren't for twitter, I wouldn't know what was going on half the time. I stopped getting a daily newspaper, and my online subscriptions require that I read entire articles. Sometimes, all I want to do is listen to my iTunes playlists and scan tweets. Twitter just belts them out in meaningful 140-character packets of information with attached pix and additional links for more details.

Communication is hard, ask any chimp. And, there's an art to conveying the most meaningful parts of a story. It is what most hu-mons need to know in order to be able to relate. A good tweet delivers meaning, feeling, mood, and a desire to know more. It can even educate and enlighten.

So, thank Goodness for the twittersphere! It was not spawned from the same demon keyboard as facebook, which is trying to take over the souls of all living things. Tweet on, my cyberbrothers and cybersisters!