I used to hate Twitter.
Now I love it.
For the longest time I resisted it as “that stupid thing that’s just a Facebook status and nothing else.” It took me forever to buy-in and even after I did, it took even longer to embrace. It just seemed trite and useless. And really, the way a lot of people use it, it is.
But then stuff like this happens.
First, I quipped about the profile picture of the male half of The Civil Wars. Matthew Mayfield and I had differing opinions of who it actually looks like. John then replied, which makes me famous, I’m pretty sure.
— John Paul White (@johnpaulwhite) July 17, 2012
I noticed a little back-and-forth between super-humans Chris Brogan and Chris Guillebeau. They were giving the business to a certain unlikeable Canadian band. I decided to chime in, because, well…that’s what I do.
— Ryan Haack (@LivingOneHanded) July 17, 2012
Twitter is perfect for zingers. And bad jokes.
To my surprise, I received notification that Mr. Brogan had responded.
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) July 17, 2012
At first I thought he was ridiculing me for forgetting to type “in” before “their PINKY FINGERS.” But then…say WHAAAAAAAT??!! Did Chris Brogan just make a ONE-HANDED joke out of my original laugher?
@livingonehanded – of course I did. If you’re going to just set me up like that, mister man. can’t wait to read your blog.
— Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) July 18, 2012
What have we learned here?
1. Chris Brogan is the man.
2. I still make one-handed jokes unintentionally.
3. Interacting with famous people on the Twitter is super fun.
4. Twitter is awesome.
These are just funny examples, but Twitter really has enabled me to connect with many of my heroes (resisting…urge…to name drop) and introduced me to even more new friends who share similar passions.
And, for better or for worse, it’s allowed me to share innumerable dumb jokes.
LONG LIVE TWITTER.
Who have you interacted with on Twitter that you never would have been able to otherwise?