January 5, 2009

Are you following me on Twitter?

Here.

I like tweeting. But it's a little hard to take, not having commenters. I'm so used to having you close by.

35 comments:

Michael_H said...

I greatly enjoy your blog because of its reasoning and the opportunity for a conversation.

Reading your Twitter notes is much like listening to half of a telephone conversation - kind of interesting but also a bit empty.

chuckR said...

No claque?

Not good.

Ann Althouse said...

Twitter is more like walking down the street in a crowd. Blogging is like being at home.

chuck b. said...

You can paste a little HTML into your sidebar and I will read your tweets there.

(How into you are we supposed to get?)

David said...

Hey, I just got started on Facebook. One step at a time, please.

Jason said...

If you can't tell if people are listening, Twitter is like talking to yourself.

It's weird reading!

Brian Johnson said...

Scoble said this a while ago and it's pretty straight on. Twitter is only good when you're following others and you're engaged in the stream with them. Bloggers who start to Twitter without following anyone tend to get confused by Twitter and wonder what the attraction is. Try following some of your followers and it will probably get a lot more fun for you.

Cheers,

Brianjo

kimsch said...

You can connect your twitter to your Faceboook account and your tweets will show up in your status on FB as well. Saves a lot of time, only posting in one place.

@replies can get you a comment - also if you are connected to facebook, facebook friends can comment on your status.

Ann Althouse said...

Well, I never bother with Facebook... not since Scrabulous died.

Freeman Hunt said...

Someone @-ed me this quote after my bad hat tweet, and made me laugh out loud:

http://tinyurl.com/9pbcpu

Althouse, I am following you on Twitter, and I enjoy your Twitter stream very much. You've made me laugh many times. Though without comments, you'd never know...

I haven't decided whether or not to get into @-ing at people. Seems like it could become very time consuming. Right now, I prefer to speed read through the stream, clicking on the links that seem of interest.

Freeman Hunt said...

Damn. Typo in the first sentence. Annoying, but not annoying enough to delete and re-comment which would require re-entering the HTML.

No comma before and.

dourwolf said...

Ann, you might play a little hard to get.
"If you want to hear my song, you must come with me."

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Freeman Hunt said...

Thanks, Theo. I've enjoyed your tweets as well.

I love the ease of Twitter. No screwing around with formatting. No, well, should I post this, it's only a link... . No proof reading.

Maybe it is an ideal format for terse people with young children.

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Tom T. said...

it's a little hard to take, not having commenters. I'm so used to having you close by.

Ah, the joys of schizophrenia!

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Host with the Most said...

Twitter!!!!!!

I run 4 blogs, two for professionals in my line of work, 2 for choral groups. I read/check 20+ blogs daily. No time to tweet, but enjoy reading others.

Did the Facebook thing a year and half ago. Yawn.

HOWEVER, my 2 college graduated daughters and still-in-college son are of course BIG Facebookers. They talked their Mom into becoming ONE OF THEM! Simplifies their communications, they say.

I just want them to answer their damn cell phones when I call. THAT is good communication to me!

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Freeman Hunt said...

Maxine, ALT + F4 should bring up all the posts relevant to your interest.

Craig Landon said...

Texting and Twittering are like Jaws, devouring all they find in the waters of common courtesy. I am Quint. Althouse is the Mayor.

My 14yo daughter has been told that if I'm talking with her and she responds to either before the conversation (not sentence) is over, her cell phone will be frisbee-checked immediately, with no replacement.

Seems to be working thus far; but I'm mindful of what happened to Quint. And the Mayor skated.

Palladian said...

Maxine, we're discussing tweets, not twats. You're not needed.

Host with the Most said...

Theo,

I currently direct 1 and oversee 2 other church choirs. The one I direct is an adult a capella choir of 16 that freelances at community and military events and Disneyland. We do both jazz arrangements as well as a good amount of the traditional greats. Eric Whitacre is a recent favorite composer. About 2/3rds of the group has professional vocal experience. We have been the accompanying choir on several professional recordings and one film score.

We're members of the ACDA, and recently, over Christmas, we were privileged to be one of the choirs featured nationally on Direct TV's Christmas Season Special, where we were introduced by Amy Grant.

In earlier years, when I was a little younger, I had as many as 5 groups going at once. Fun, but way too many! And I do this completely for love - it's not my full-time profession.

My second daughter is a graduate of a highly regarded University Music Conservatory, and she is already following in the old man's choral directing steps, even though she wanted a performance career. She has been recruited for the Sante Fe Opera as a lyric soprano (we're very proud), but the choral directing thing is starting to taking hold.

Sorry if I'm not being specific enough, but I'm afraid that revealing who I am would be highly embarrassing if someone of the many I know figured out that I am the sometimes-curse-word-spewing "Host". I am actually well known by thousands in certain social circles. But I so enjoy the anonymity and freedom here to say what I feel at the moment. It is, perhaps, therapeutic.

Congratulations to your son. What are his goals?

And what kind of choral music do you like?

Jake said...

You can do that #... thing to get comment conversations going.

Original Mike said...

But it's a little hard to take, not having commenters. I'm so used to having you close by.

'cause you never know when you might need to hail a cab, right?

TitusDoeADeerAFemaleDeer said...

Don't twitter. I don't want you to twitter because I don't want to twitter.

I feel like you are cheating on me.

Original George said...

A little obsessive, Twittering.

Would rather see your photography.

Alan said...

"But it's a little hard to take, not having commenters."

I realize you're referring to your blog. And you may already know this. But I noticed a setting under "Notices" that sets the replies you see to your twitter postings. The default will only show those you are following. Not replies from those following you.

Ann Althouse said...

Thank, Alan! It would have taken me forever to see it. I'm now seeing all replies.

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