It looks like this is going to become a weekly deal, where I take some of my favorite Tweets and throw ’em into a big jumble and let you click and read.
Y’see, I’m still not 100% sold on all of Twitter’s positives. But the biggest positive I find is clicking on links and reading and/or seeing things I’d otherwise never get a chance to read and/or see.
So once again, it’s time to check out my Twitter Tales:
Police departments are beginning to keep the public informed via Twitter. This was Tweeted by Jennifer Lauren. Basically, police and fire departments are beginning to use social media such as Twitter and Facebook to keep the public informed of items such as distributing press releases, Amber alerts, road closings and suspect descriptions. In the modern era, this seems like an incredibly smart and efficient use of the medium to me. Will something else come up this year or next that “takes over” Twitter and Facebook? Possibly…but at least some people are willing to put them to good use at the right time.
One of the Twitterers that I follow is Debasis Pradhan. I have no idea who he is. He followed me one day so I followed him back. He actually posts some interesting items from time to time (although it appears as though his account has been suspended…hmmm…a bot, perhaps?). Anyway, one of the things he enjoys is photography. I, too, am quickly becoming a fan and hope to turn that interest into a hobby as I get older more mature. So anyway, he posted a link to this site…which has some absolutely breathtaking photographs of Bora Bora. I’ve never been there…nor have I even considered it…but if ever there was an opportunity I’d jump on it based on these photos. Simply beautiful.
I must admit, I’m a fan of Jimmy Fallon. I enjoy his new talk show (at least the couple of times I’ve seen it), and I follow him on Twitter (it’s lame to follow celebrities…I know…sue me). Anyway, I just thought it was cool that he was so excited about his new talk show that he took a quick pic of the audience from his cellphone and popped it onto TwitPic. He’s another celebrity attempting to use the medium in a way that connects him to his fans and (hopefully) generate new ones.
- Dr. Leah over at SingleMommyHood posed an excellent question last week: “When is it okay to have sex in your own house?” There seems to be a double-standard lately in the media when it comes to single fathers and single mothers. Single fathers are to be looked up to and praised, while single mothers are to be blamed for the position “they put themselves into”. To me, you never know when “the urge” will strike to have sex when you’re with somebody. Who can be 100% sure at any particular moment if having the kids asleep in the next room is a deterrent or not? It’s just so easy to sit back and judge, but until that exact moment happens to you…it’s just something you can’t predict. I thought this article raised some excellent points and it was a Tweet by SingleMomSeeking that steered me to it.
Is Watchmen a box office bomb? I’ll admit…I have no idea what this movie is about. All I know is that it’s a 3-hour comic book come to life that is rated R for graphic sex and graphic violence and is a pretty good movie. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t really scream out “See me in theatres!!” to me. Screenrant was posing the same question and posted a link that explained how poorly the movie played globally…much worse than anticipated. I’ll be honest…I have no desire to sit in a theatre for 3 hours and watch some glowing blue guy’s junk flopping around on a massively big screen. I’m sure the fan boys think it’s awesome and all, but I think I’ll wait for it to come out on video.
- You want to know how big Twitter is becoming? Ashton Kutcher posted a link to an article the explained people are willing to pay BIG bucks to be featured on Twitter. You know how Twitter features certain people to follow when you first sign-up? Well, Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis thinks that could be tremendous in terms of new revenue and has offered to pay $250,000 for two years as a “featured” followee. He believes that in five years that spot could be as valuable as a SuperBowl ad. Just think about the power of this medium for a second. Wow.
As you may know, I love live music. A live performance done well can soothe any savage beast. So I was really happy to see T from The Quest for T post a performance from an unknown artist that she recently saw in concert. It was really quite good. I enjoyed this so much, in fact, that I thought I’d share it here, too:
- Finally, a guilty pleasure of mine. This guy can annoy just about everybody, but I still have to admit that I don’t hate the guy so I now follow his Tweets. Ryan Seacrest (ack…I know) recently gave Oprah a backstage look at American Idol…yet another one of my guilty pleasures. Since I don’t watch Oprah at all, I hadn’t seen this video. I thought it was interesting. Ryan’s dressing room isn’t that swanky…Simon’s got his own trailer to hang out in…and Ryan even knows the results before the show goes on the air. Very interesting.
So that’s all I got this week. Got any links that you want to share? TWEET ME!!