things I learned on twitter

October 22nd, 2010

1. Everyone seems to be selling something.
2. No one seems to be buying anything.
3. It’s easy for anybody to be quoted. And I mean your average ordinary nobody.
4. Mistaking quotations for wisdom is like mistaking fruitcake for dessert.
5. Twitter seems awfully noisy until you realize that what you hear is nothing at all.
6. A lot of tweets read like air kisses.
7. If you think air kissing is like kissing, you might like fruitcake for dessert.
8. Here, take my fruitcake. _/|\_
9. You can have stacks of fruitcake and you still don’t have anything to eat.
10. Personally speaking, no one seems to be as interested in what I have to say as I am.
11. Tweet this: Things I Learned on Twitter
12. RT this: RT @kmaezenmiller Things I Learned on Twitter
13. Quote me. – Karen Maezen Miller

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  1. Oh,funny! And dark. Kind of like fruit cake.

    Comment by Nova — October 22, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

  2. I saw your post on twitter and I had to stop over and read. You are right in sooooo many ways.

    Comment by Allison @ Alli n Son — October 22, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  3. Very funny! Really. And, true too.

    Comment by Ines — October 22, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

  4. i’m glad to read this today. it’s how i’ve been feeling about twitter lately. but you are kinder in your thoughts 😉

    Comment by meredith winn — October 23, 2010 @ 2:53 am

  5. Dear Karen,

    [praise] [praise] [praise]

    [funny comment]

    [shameless self promotion]

    [quote a phrase from her post]

    [more praise]


    Comment by bk — October 23, 2010 @ 3:13 am

  6. The biggest problem is when what we have written is taken out of context. It behoves us all to check the source from which any “wisdom” has sprung from!

    Comment by Edith — October 23, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  7. It’s official; I just don’t *get* Twitter. Which probably means my membership into geezerhood has just been evaluated and approved. Sigh…

    Comment by Carol — October 24, 2010 @ 1:09 am

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