16
Apr 10

Tweetin’ in the Boys Room


by Tweetsville Station

Did you ever seem to have one of those days
When everyone seemed to be on your case
From your teacher all the way down to your best tweetheart
Well that used to happen to me all the time
But I found a way to get out of it

Sittin’ in the classroom thinkin’ it’s a drag
Listening to the teacher rap just ain’t my bag
When two bells ring you know it’s my cue
Gonna tweet the tweeps on floor number 2

Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Teacher don’t you fill me up with your rules
Everybody knows that tweetin’ ain’t allowed in school

Checkin’ out the halls makin’ sure the coast is clear
Lookin’ in the stalls–nah, there ain’t no tweeple here
My buddies Sixx, Mick & Tom
To get caught would surely be the death of us all

Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Teacher don’t you fill me up with your rules
Everybody knows that tweetin’ ain’t allowed in school

Put me to work in the school bookstore
Check-out counter, and I got bored
Teacher was lookin’ for me all around
Two hours later you know where I was found

Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Teacher don’t you fill me up with your rules
Everybody knows that tweetin’ ain’t allowed in school

Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Teacher don’t you fill me up with your rules
Everybody knows that tweetin’ ain’t allowed in school

One more time

Tweetin’ in the boys room
Tweetin’ in the boys room
Teacher I ain’t foolin’ around with your rules
Everybody knows that tweetin’ ain’t allowed in school


05
Oct 09

Still Think Twitter is Stupid?

Twitter Bird Upside Down

I guess that’s the question these days. Everyone I know a Twitter user. But… everyone I know is an Internet geek of some sort, a designer, marketer or social media type. Okay, maybe my Mom isn’t using Twitter but give her time.

I admit that I thought Twitter to be stupid when it first began for these reasons:

  1. Why would anyone want to limit the number of characters that they can post? If you really have something important to say, often it’s more than the terse Twitter character limits.
  2. Why give your content away to a third party which can ban or bury your work? Put your content on your blog, keep control and revenue and sit there and own it (feels good doesn’t it).
  3. Why did we need yet another social network besides the big ones: MySpace, Facebook, Friendster? Been there, done that. I’m not one to indulge in a social media site just because it’s faddish.

I’ve begun to think more seriously about Twitter. Yes, I’ve become more involved–more tweets, retweets, selecting good friends interested in my favorite topics and removing non friends. Why? Let me answer each of the above objections to using Twitter by saying:
Twitter Birds

  1. You don’t have to worry about the things that sometimes drag us down in life, namely committments. I don’t have to respond to a rant with a counter rant. I don’t have to explain anything, just tweet. So, the brevity of ¬†Twitter becomes a positive instead of a limitation. Getting what I’m saying? Agree?
  2. Using Twitter can complement my own blog content. It’s a way to get friends, subscribers and links (sorry web 1.0 folks, you’ll have to stay back in the 1990’s if you don’t get involved in SMO).
  3. Yes, Twitter is another social network but yet, this social media tool is different. I’ll probably blog about this in more detail, but I think you know what I mean.

I use Twitter now because I’ve overcome the three objections above. If you sincerely think Twitter is stupid, don’t use it.