Wednesday, November 20, 2013

mind if I tweet while I listen in

Been here before? If so, then you might recall I'm still a hold-out regarding smartphones. I do text a little with my flip phone but would rather just talk in most situations. I offer this background, to justify not being on twitter. Has our society reached the point where not being on twitter is something that needs to be justified? I don't think so, but tweets are very common.

no pockets no phone

I believe the following is a true story. I found it on the internet after all.

So this New York comedian guy happens to up on his apartment roof. I've only been in New York for less than 24 hours total so I assume hanging out on your apartment roof in NYC is as common as twitter.

While he up there (remember that 60's hit "Up On The Roof"? "... I go up where the air is fresh and sweet ...") he notices this couple (of course this NYC so they don't know each even though I assume they live in the same building) having a breakup. So he listens in and tweets the play-by-play.

You can find the tweets over on this page.  The whole thing is funny for everyone but the two who are breaking-up.

I got a good laugh from reading it.  Here's just three of the 48 tweets:

“I’m not looking for marriage, just what’s right below marriage” -girl  
(many tweets later)
“Look I’m not a guy who’s into labels, Rachel. You know that getting in.” -guy 
(a few tweets later)
“Are we getting pizza or what? I don’t mean to change the subject but are we?” - guy

I'm no relationship counselor but I suspect that guy is more interested in a good pizza than a good relationship.  Also if stuff like this keeps getting tweeted I might just join.


Joanne said...

Huffpost says 13% of Americans tweet. So, you're still in the majority.

Cheryl P. said...

First we had to watch our every move because of smart phone cameras and now we have to watch everything we say because someone might tweet the conversation.

BUT that was pretty it's immature to call someone immature? I didn't know that. I did know you don't have to check someone's phone to trust them but it could hurt looking if you DON'T trust them.

Love how they are going from talking about living together right to discussing pizza. Although the guy seems to be confused about what an apartment is.

I think we should be thankful we don't Tweet. (well not much anyway) If you do get an account tweet me at @veryconflicted

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

I'm on Twitter just to post blog posts. I don't even use it on my phone because it's so slow.

Laurie Matherne said...

I am a self-confessed twit. I tweet, occasionally. I have a lot to say, and there's so many ways to say it these days. It saves wear and tear on the few friends who are forced to listen to me talk nonstop.

lisleman said...

I never thought of twitter as a way for to reduce nonstop talking. Nobody will notice a person "walking away" from a tweet. thanks

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

Honestly, I don't know how to use it other than to post a blog entry or write a tweet. I never look at it because I only have it on my computer and not my phone. If I get a smart phone someday, maybe I'll check it out more.

lisleman said...

thanks - I bet twitter doesn't let you do much with the free page.

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