Posts tagged: twitter
My name is Dan
I am teaching some journalism students some HTML/CSS at Eastern Washington University. Specifically, I'm embedding a tweet. Right here. Like below this. Can you see it? That's an embedded tweet.
A rejected high five is one of the biggest insults there is.— Bill Murray (@BiIIMurray) May 23, 2014
Sometimes I find Twitter accounts that are just too awesome to not share. Here are a few of my faves:
You can’t please everyone all of the time. But you can beat the crap out of some people most of the time.— The Batman (@TheBatman) September 5, 2013
THERE'S SOMETHING VERY SKETCHY ABOUT MILEY CYRUS'S TONGUE. pic.twitter.com/wEh9xVl4RO— STOP THE ILLUMINATI (@Illuminati_Stop) December 27, 2013
Captain Kirk and Spock reading MAD Magazine pic.twitter.com/MeMo2i8a9S— ClassicPics (@History_Pics) December 23, 2013
Girl, you had me at “I don't understand poetry.”— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) December 13, 2013
OH: “Twitter makes me like people I don't know. Facebook makes me hate people I do know.”— Ned Batchelder (@nedbat) December 11, 2013
Look, I'm not saying this is an *improvement* on the Nativity Story, but it kinda is… pic.twitter.com/Tr6pidlbwP— October Jones (@OctoberJones) December 23, 2013
women love mustaches. if you haven't got one, simply glue a brown comb to your face. women like this also— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) November 28, 2013
Just learned about the new 100 dollar bill design, wondered why I hadn't seen one yet, realized it's because it's a 100 dollar bill— Anthony (@nedroid) November 3, 2013
The guy who once played the cello solo in “Dust in the Wind” now sells used car parts & often muses about just how true that song is.— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) November 22, 2013
The world would be a better place without live U2 albums. Oh, and racism and poverty. But one thing at a time.— Z (@surlyZ) November 15, 2013
The increase of the size of muffs, which was prophesied, is not realized. TX1881— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 9, 2013
Life? Listen to me, kid. You only have to watch River Monsters once for your Netflix recommendations to be in shambles— Lady (@ladybroseph) December 19, 2013
you could literally declare yourself king of Alaska and no one would even question it— chuuch (@ch000ch) December 25, 2013
I had a friend ask me, “What are the benefits of having Twitter?”
When I first joined Twitter in 2007, I had the idea that it was going to be like MySpace, and all my friends were going to be on it, and we were going to the promised land of the ideal “social network” where everyone was connected and no one would miss any parties and life was grand.
That didn't happen.
What did happen is I gave up on social media in the great “Quit Facebook Day” purge of 2010. Within a month or two, I didn't miss Facebook, but I really missed Twitter. Turns out, it actually held value to me, so I reinstated it.
Every user has their own reasons, but here are the benefits I get from having Twitter.