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My Twat: An Experiment

Posted on 2009.07.21 at 14:25
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Giacchino - Star Trek/Kaman - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

The most relaxing time I've had on LiveJournal recently was the week LoudTwitter went down - the automatic twitter-to-lj exporter.

I find reading Twitter on my FL about as interesting as my bowel movements. But if you can't beat them, join them! Therefore, to get a feel for the kind of crap I read on LoudTwitter, I spent all day today updating my own for the first time. BEHOLD! My Day in Tweets - I trust you will be fascinated beyond words! And if you're not...if you think somehow that yours are less banal and smarter than my own, I regret to inform you that you're mistaken:

ehowton: *yawn* Is it only Tuesday? Mmmmm, coffee!
ehowton: I love a good morning thunderstorm.
ehowton: Paying the piper.
osontx@ehowton: mornin sunshine!! :)
ehowton@osontx Good morning! What a glorious start to the day!
melancthe@ehowton: Can this be? The notorious ehowton making an appearance on Twitter? Oh, glorious day!
ehowton@melancthe: Thanks! I'm thrilled to be able to bring you my lame daily routine via this medium. EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW!
melancthe@ehowton: I'm touched that you chose to share these deeply personal thoughts with us. TOUCHED, I tell you! (In an almost uncomfortable way.)

ehowton: I despise unix apps which require use of a GUI. It makes me violent.
ehowton: Meeting time!

glodowg: Headed to work. Thankful that @mr_dowg is driving today.
ehowton@glodowg: HE'S DOING MY WIFE'S JOB!
glodowg@ehowton: she didn't want part time ;)
mr_dowg@ehowton: no, I am doing my job, been working up here a lot longer than she had been, and I filled in when I was needed even when she was here.
ehowton@mr_dowg: You're too cool for school - I wield the BIG SPOON!

ehowton: Make a plan and follow through - that's what Brian Boitano'd do!
ehowton: Instead of a dog-eat-dog world, I wish we were all just kittens.
melancthe@ehowton I read that as "I wish we all just ATE kittens". Which would make sense, now that I think about it!

ehowton: Talking to drax0r on the phone.
drax0r: Talking to ehowton on the phone.
ehowton: Just hung up from talking with drax0r. On the phone.
drax0r: Just got off the phone with ehowton.

ehowton: Checking Twitter.
glodowg@ehowton dude are you bored?
ehowton@glodowg: While its true I have ulterior motives (when don't I?) This experiment has uncovered something unexpected - communication with you!
ehowton: Whistling aloud to my iPod.
glodowg@ehowton: what were your other motives?
ehowton@glodowg: Acutely outlining the unnecessariness of exporting daily Twitter conversations to lj. As an aside, I found that I've had fun!
glodowg@ehowton: I like twitter it is like a Party Line text :)

ehowton: Waiting for the new Star Trek movie to be released on DVD.
quicksivlermad@ehowton: Oh my God, no kidding. *crosses fingers for at least an easter egg with a gag reel* I'll be watching that EVERY DAY.
ehowton@quicksivlermad: I'd like to use it as an excuse to purchase a Blu-ray player. I've been listening to the score today - FANTASTIC!
quicksivlermad@ehowton: This *is* an excellent excuse to get Blu-Ray. Too bad they don't make any that will work with our Bose surround system.

ehowton: Equalizing my password across 240+ hosts with ClusterSSH
ehowton: Considering using Monster Hitman as a vasioconstrictor.
ehowton: Filling my waterbottle.
glodowg@ehowton: dude I want to hear your thoughts not your actions. Inspire me to think, or do, or be MORE!
ehowton@glodowg: I'm trying to best recreate what I read on the twitter exports daily to ensure I fully understand its purpose. Please bear with me.
melancthe@ehowton: I can't wait for your tweet about actually drinking from your waterbottle!

ehowton: Wondering why mr_dowg has forsaken me! What a wonderful opportunity for interaction today. Is...is his wife cracking the whip? *sigh*
mr_dowg@ehowton: I don't have much opportunity to post on here while I am keying! Not forsaking you, just busy!
glodowg@ehowton: you crack me up! Tweet away


I did find that I actually enjoyed my Twitter experience. However, I'm quite sure I'm the only one, and that in reality you would prefer I didn't share mine with you, EVERY SINGLE DAY here on livejournal.

While I had fun visiting with people who no longer post anymore in a 'party line' arena as glodowg put it, its unlikely I'll tweet again anytime soon.

Thank you all for a delightful time!

~ http://twitter.com/ehowton

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-07-21 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
you would prefer I didn't share mine with you, EVERY SINGLE DAY here on livejournal.
It would please me greatly if you didn't share your every tweet here on Live Journal or any other non-micro-blogging service.

Now that you've used the service, maybe you'll understand how to properly utilize it to drive traffic like I do.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-21 21:05 (UTC) (Link)
It would please me greatly if you didn't share your every tweet here on Live Journal or any other non-micro-blogging service.
Beautifully articulated. Did you come up with that all on your own, or did you read my entry first? The mind. It boggles.

Now that you've used the service, maybe you'll understand how to properly utilize it to drive traffic like I do.
If I ever discover that I do anything like you, even accidentally, outside of drawing breath, I shall cut it from my person immediately.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-07-21 21:12 (UTC) (Link)
Beautifully articulated.
Why, thank you sir.

Did you come up with that all on your own, or did you read my entry first?
This has been my position from the first time I saw a LoudTwitter dump and was the reason I stayed away fron Twitter. Twitter only makes sense on micro-blogging sites.

If I ever discover that I do anything like you, even accidentally, outside of drawing breath, I shall cut it from my person immediately.
I blog. Will this be your last entry?
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-21 21:17 (UTC) (Link)
I blog. Will this be your last entry?
Nope. I blog with panache!

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-07-21 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
Nope.
goddamnit.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-07-21 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
I want you to know that I got many many lulz out of all of this, and that you provided much amusement every time I saw one of your tweets pop up! So much win.

And, as an aside, it reminded me of why I'll never export my tweets to LJ. Because, as shocking as it may seem to me, I'm willing to bet that no one cares about my pointless conversations with other people.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-21 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, ma'am. Pointless conversations would be great to read were they funny, or amusing, or entertaining, or insightful, or instructive...But then, that's what I use my blog for.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-07-21 21:44 (UTC) (Link)
And you forgot to point out the other problem with LoudTwitter dumps: that you only see one side of any given conversation. At least, when you made your post, you included other people's comments to you, which made it vastly more intelligible than most of the LoudTwitter stuff.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 12:28 (UTC) (Link)
Without a doubt. I was recently pontificating on the high importance of that element in everyday speech for effective communication and comprehension, gently reminding him, its called context you ignorant cunt.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-07-22 14:58 (UTC) (Link)
its called context you ignorant cunt

You owe me a monitor. And another cup of tea. <3
Me
photogoot at 2009-07-22 02:00 (UTC) (Link)
{BEGIN TWEET}OMFG!{END TWEET}
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-22 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
TWEET TWEET!!!
Me
photogoot at 2009-07-22 04:36 (UTC) (Link)
"They" won't be happy until all of the human experience has been devolved to a series of grunts and groans... Tweeting is for the birds. IMHO.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 12:23 (UTC) (Link)
Oh pointy bird.
Pointy, pointy.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-22 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
Nom, nom, tweet!!!
irulan_amy at 2009-07-22 03:50 (UTC) (Link)
Good experiment. And verra funny.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 12:29 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you thought so! We're surely nearing the truth.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-22 04:02 (UTC) (Link)
TWIT er!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 12:30 (UTC) (Link)
Haven't heard that one before.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-22 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
You don't think that avatar is awesome. I call it not one of us.
Misha
dawaioser at 2009-07-22 04:09 (UTC) (Link)
Twitter is just something that I have no interest with...reading or participating in. It has never seemed as anything more than text messaging. As a social experiment, I tried to limit my FB blips to one sentence and found it limiting. I suppose that makes me a fan of words and elaborate entries?
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 12:35 (UTC) (Link)
I suppose that makes me a fan of words and elaborate entries?

While like you, I believe that at times ornate verbosity is the only viable solution in communicating complex emotions or strategies, I did find it creatively challenging limiting myself to 140 characters.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-07-22 08:59 (UTC) (Link)
That was some good shit. LOL. Still everyday - I fight my urge to get a stupid Twitter. Sounds like "Twatter" to me.

Hey I'm taking a dump

Now I'm wiping.

Hey! I forgot I ate some corn.... and why is it green????

Going to masturbate now.

Am I the only one who finds Les Grossman hot?

... na - not for me. I'll stick to LJ.

ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 12:38 (UTC) (Link)
As I personally experienced yesterday, there are those who use the service to effectively communicate, share ideas, and strengthen bonds. It was my first real understanding of the Twitter.

But yes, your examples succinctly drive home the point.
Codekitten
codekitten at 2009-07-22 13:39 (UTC) (Link)
stab me if i ever join twitter.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-22 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
Sure. Where?
Codekitten
codekitten at 2009-07-23 12:30 (UTC) (Link)
in the eyes would resolve any future use of the application...or the hands. let's go with hands then...i like my eyes.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-08-29 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
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