Me? On twitter?
Apparently so, yes. To clarify, that does *not* mean I am going to abandon my LJ or even facebook, because though three social networks is quite a damn lot, they all serve a fairly useful purpose. It was actually an article I read on a symbian website of all things that convinced me to try twitter, despite the fact that it didn’t mention it at all.
Here’s a comment taken from my Facebook to Caitlin H, who I hope won’t mind that her name is mentioned here. It’s me writing, not her, but I think it should clarify my feelings on the subject. Caitlin refuses to get twitter, like me two days ago, but sadly stupid things can change your mind, even if they really have no right too.
Caitlin: I can see why you don’t. I nearly never, ever did. It was an article that I read about the death of Symbian that changed my mind.
Since I’m such a die-hard, iPHone-hating, Apple-are-bastards person, and said left right and everywhere else I’d never own an iPHone because
Symbian would never, ever desert me would it? Would it?? And now it’s gone and done that, well. If I have to replace my trusted, sexy, beautiful
N86, it’ll either be with a Droid phone, or, the god-forsaken iPHone, against my better judgement.
Here’s how I see it. If I can stoop as low as to even *consider* an iPHone, I suppose I can try twitter.
Like the iPhone, the idiots of tweetings have had their chance to be dumb tossers and now twitter’s settled down to what it should be. A place to
post informational stabs. When I saw twitter all over my LJ, not even containing posts from the people who’s LJ’s it was coming from, I got major,
major pissed off. Now it’s somewhat better.
Just like the iPHone 3GS default firmware was pathetic and utterly shite, the latest firmware is something I’d think about while watching grass
grow. Sad that I’ve had to sink this low, but that be the truth of it.
That ladies and gentlemen is what I said, and having used Twitter for now just over a day, I see the appeal. Like I said, it does not mean I will jump ship totally, I still need more than 140 characters to express myself thank you very much, but Qwitter, the Twitter client I use, is possibly the first ever program to truely support Dolphin’s API so it means I don’t have to use SYstem access or NVDA to access Twitter, like I do with Monopoly. That really gets on my nurves having to change screen-reader to play just one game. However, that game is the best damn thing to come out of the audio game market in such a long time that I just have to play it.
In any case, my twitter name is the same as my LJ name so follow me if you dare. I mean if you wish.
I even got my wife on there too, as she got me into facebook, so I recipricated.
Anyways that’s me done for now. Time to get up and start my very hot Saturday.