s skippy the bush kangaroo: how tweet it is

skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, February 27, 2009

how tweet it is

if anyone cares, skippy is now twittering.

it's really kind of stupid, if you ask us.
posted by skippy at 3:56 PM |

7 Comments:

Can I twitter you instead of asking you?
I mostly twitter only when I realize I'm being an idiot mid-sentence.
commented by Blogger D., 6:55 PM PST  
Twitter can be a good way to meet people with common interests, a quick way to see what people you're interested in are saying, a good way let people know you've posted something on your blog, and a real time waster. :)

Its search engine can come in handy, as well. For instance, you can find out what everone's saying about kangaroos: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=kangaroo
commented by Anonymous Mad Kane, 10:26 PM PST  
You can read McCain's "anti-pork" tweets. Apparently McCain is anti-honeybees and astronomy: http://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain
commented by Anonymous Mad Kane, 10:41 PM PST  
We're having a civil union debate out here, and all the tweets about it have been tagged with the hash mark #HB444 (the bill number). You can aggregate them using something like TweetGrid. I found that to be very useful when there were a lot of people tweeting about the same thing simultaneously.
commented by Blogger Linkmeister, 10:58 PM PST  
Two more things about Twitter, and then I promise to stop. :)

This is a fun article about a Twitter experiment by NY Times technology colunist David Pogue.
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/the-twitter-experiment/

Also (and I know this will appeal to your self-promotional side skippy) some celebrities who are hard to contact directly, let alone hear from via email, read and respond to Twitter Direct Messages and @Replies. For instance, Ron Kuby both Direct Messaged me and posted a comment on my blog.
commented by Anonymous Mad Kane, 12:17 AM PST  
I'd hardly call Ron Kuby a "celebrity."
commented by Anonymous ronkuby, 4:04 PM PST  

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