On Twittering

I am getting quite fond of Twitter.

At first I didn’t get it. It seemed like a mad party which I had gate-crashed, it still feels like that sometimes.

But then there are these moments of pure joy when you see the messages stacked in this glorious, random cascading shower of humanity. It reminds me of a UK Le Guin story where the problem of the timelag between the stars is cracked. Just keep on talking and eventually all the information will get through; don’t bother to wait for an answer, just keep talking.

I love the juxtapositions particularly. Just now, these two Tweets made me smile with happiness, can’t quite explain it… I’ve always wanted to know how to fold fitted sheets I guess and the Dalai Lama’s Tweets make so much sense!

Do you find knowledge comes from surprising sources these days?

6 thoughts on “On Twittering

  1. heidiannie

    I’m not a tweeter- I can barely handle facebook and blogs!
    And I just don’t like M.S.- although I have a rather whimsical affection for the Dalai Lama

  2. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes Post author

    Heidi, I don’t know much about Martha Stewart, though I know she is big in the States, yes? This little post was more about an idea, that everyone is talking away, reaching out to others, and from some reason these two Tweets, appearing one after the other as they did, on my ‘timeline’ just made me smile. I find the Dalai Lama’s tweets are particularly interesting for the way they are written; practical suggestions and reasons for living, down to earth, unesoteric, understandable, reaching out, inclusive and unjudgemental.

    I don’t think Twitter is the answer to the world’s problems but it’s very interesting from a sociological point of view I guess.

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