Let me count the ways I love Twitter

In recent weeks I’ve become a huge fan of Twitter.  In, fact, it’s now a daily staple, or something like that fast pick-up you get with that morning coffee. Forgive me, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but let me count the ways I dig Twitter:

  1. It connects me to a whole lot bigger world to rattle my culture and routine beliefs against.  If I can shed defensiveness, Twitter helps me grow aware and thus become more tolerant.
  2. I like that a lot gets said in very few words.  A few sips gives you the flavor.
  3. I relish following people and trends I find interesting.
  4. It flatters my shameless ego every time someone follows me. I  understand now why my Bichon likes being petted.  Hey, you can pet me anytime!
  5. It grows my interests as I come upon how many there really are out there.
  6. It feeds my fly-on-the-wall instinct to spy on newsmakers, starlets, celebrities and sports icons.  Secretly, I hope they’ll tweet me back!
  7. It saves me on subscription costs as I get free admission to the big mags and splendid articles.
  8. I like how it puts you in real time as things happen and people get impacted; take Syria for example and its freedom fighters or at home, recent Sandy.
  9. I admire its uncensored access.  Here you’ll find the good, bad, and ugly: the saints and anarchists; tolerant and militant; the sane and, yes, the crazies.  It’s like waking up in San Francisco.
  10. It helps my blog.  I can see what interests and find outlet for my own.

Twitter,  I can’t really number all the ways I’m fond of you, but suffice it to say,  Je t’aime!

Do well.  Be well!


Author: RJ

Retired English prof (Ph. D., UNC), who likes to garden, blog, pursue languages (especially Spanish) and to share in serious discussion on vital issues such as global warming, the role of government, energy alternatives, etc. Am a vegan and, yes, a tree hugger enthusiastically. If you write me, I'll answer.

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