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Twitter (again)

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Okay, I started my twitter account this morning, then canceled it within 30 minutes.  It’s not that I don’t think twitter is a cool app, I just don’t feel like twittering. I thought I’d like to, but I was wrong.  Oh, well.  It was worth a shot.

And Erik, I then went and found these two articles, which makes me feel both more nerdy and less alone


Written by kimlacey

February 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. L to the A to the M to the E. Resistance is useless.


    March 2, 2009 at 12:28 pm

  2. Grrr. I’m not resisting, per se. I tried it, and got tired of it (yes, in 30 mins.) I dunno. Maybe it’ll happen again. Back in the Myspace days, I deleted my account numerous times…I even had a facebook profile for about 10 minutes, so Twitter at least beat that.


    March 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm

  3. Is it truly “better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all”? Occasionally–yes. Habitually–it may point to an unwillingness (or inability) to commit.

    Beleg Strongbow

    March 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

  4. I don’t think it’s a commitment thing necessarily, rather it’s about use value. In my opinion, I feel I get more use out of a blog. If I want to write something more than 140 characters, great. For me, the blog is less constrictive. I’ve committed to this type of space for over three years now (even though there have been multiple blogs in that time) and it just works.


    March 3, 2009 at 10:26 am

  5. Admittedly, my previous comment was delivered tongue-in-cheek (should that be “finger-in-palm” when blogging?), 😉 yet I now have a more thoughtful question: given your excellent reasoning for preferring blogging to “twittering”, “facebooking”, etc., why even venture at flings with those medium types? Were they simply pauses on your path of self-discovery? Your most recent fling may have been inspired by Twitter’s novelty-factor. What would you say? “This is for posterity, so…be honest.” =)

    Beleg Strongbow

    March 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm

  6. […] poor Kim is making the unnecessarily painful decision about whether to join twitter, I just clicked on three links from my twitter friends, two of which are about twitter, and all of […]

  7. To continue the metaphor, we can all agree, I hope, that there’s nothing wrong with flings from time to time. You don’t marry everyone you make out with, right? I blog and twitter, and, occasionally, write a dissertation chapter or article or conference paper. I will eventually write a book or two or three. Does all this mean I shouldn’t twitter. I have also been married, had long-term relationships and one-night stands. Big deal.

    Anyway, check this. Some of my twitter friends have been posting articles this morning that I read with interest and wanted to share. I felt 140 characters was too short to retweet them, so guess what I did? I blogged about them. And I mention you.


    March 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

  8. And yeah, big deal that I don’t twitter (or, am not twitter now…). Yeah, I write a lot (and sometimes less than I should be), and maybe it’s a guilt thing (that I should be working on the diss and not concentrating on twittering or not). I dunno. As of today, twitter free. It’s so ridiculous that this is such a freakin’ big deal in my mind right now. The [stupid] things we [grad students] stress over, it’s obnoxious, right? Grrr…


    March 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

  9. Oh, and thanks for the props


    March 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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