I accidentally clicked on a link this morning and it brought me into my Twitter thing.
Most of you will know by now that I find Twitter to be utterly confusing and as frustrating as to trying to write a novel on one of those little yellow sticky notelet things.
People say that part of the fun is trying to fit your message into 140 characters, but that’s like having a drinking contest where you are only allowed a thimbleful of whiskey.
Another problem I have with Twitter is that the only yoke I can use to Tweet on is a thing called Tweetdeck. Now I use Linux, and Linux comes with a whole lot of different desktops, unlike Windows which only comes with one. And for some reason I haven’t bothered fathoming, Tweetdeck only works on one of those desktops, and it ain’t the desktop I normally use. So I don’t bother.
All that to one side though, as I discovered to my surprise that I have 520 people following me. Over half a thousand people have decided to follow every little tweet, cheep and chirp that I utter. Very fucking strange? Especially when you consider that I only really use Twitter to announce when I have posted a new pearl of wisdom on this site?
Am I the Pied Piper of Tweetland? I’ll leave you to ponder whether I am alluding to the rats or the children there. Heh!
There are some little surprises in the list too. I see Barack O’Bama hangs on my every word [even though he says he doesn’t], as does Brian Cowen, but I have my suspicions about that one. Another very strange face in there is RTE Radio 1. Am I the source of their news? Or are they hoping to trap me in a libel case so they can recover some of the €200,000 they recently lost? Strange.
The problem now is what I am supposed to do with all my disciples. Am I meant to feed them? Does anyone have a loan of a few of loaves and a couple of haddock?
Maybe I could start a new religion?
Or a new political party?
Leastwise, if you are one of my multitude, I proffer my cordial greetings.
If you’re not, then you don’t know what you’re missing!