Saturday, August 15, 2009

Twitter Is Watching

I have been avoiding Twitter at all costs. I hide behind large objects, stay out of open meadows and try to stay in crowded public places, but Twitter is coming for me. I can feel it. There's virtually no escaping Twitter right now, and it knows when you aren't a member. It does everything in its power to make you join. It is touted as a great marketing ploy to those of us who must market ourselves. It's a great way to keep in touch with friends for the ear-stuck-to-the-cell-phone crowd. And now, The Man is out there, tweeting away to pull in those of us who haven't yet joined.

That's low, Twitter.

How much longer can I resist joining Twitter and wasting more of my day in useless Internet tasks? How much longer can any of us resist? I thought YouTube and Pac-man were bad. Now I can get up-to-date messages from Kirk himself? No! I will resist. I will not be assimilated. I can only hope that Wil Wheaton doesn't tweet. That may eat away at the very last of my resolve for good. No, Wil Wheaton! Resist!

15 comments:

RustyNeurons said...

Good going. I think twitter is a bane. I am not a writer, neither do I have to market myself (as in, I have nothing to market) so I guess my opinion may not count. Still..

RustyNeurons said...

Forgot to put in the foreword. I am a regular reader of your posts, but haven't really commented before.

L. Shepherd said...

I love it when I hear that someone is actually reading it. Thanks!

doramitchell said...

Well, young Wesley Crusher resisted "The Game" pretty successfully, so Twitter really shouldn't be that hard in comparison. Let's just hope Riker doesn't hold him down and force his eyes open and make him tweet...(Sorry, I just watched that episode the other night and the horror is still so fresh that I couldn't resist sharing.)

Just stumbled on your blog and am enjoying it...might have some manuscript submission questions for you later :)

L. Shepherd said...

I saw that one the other day, too! I love that one- Ashley Judd was just too cute.

shekira said...

I'm adding you to my RSS feed. Glad I got the link from your brother...on TWITTER. Yipes!

I really can understand the aversion, but it's really not so bad. I promise. Twitter is your friend. Just let it in, Lizz. Let it in. JOIN US.

L. Shepherd said...

He Twittered this? I am foiled!

shekira said...

He totally did. Dare I retweet?

L. Shepherd said...

If I knew what that was I would be totally scared.

Abigail said...

Your brother also put this on facebook!! Get on FB already!!!

Requisition said...

You can't resist! Wil Wheaton does in fact tweet as do most of the greats!

Wil Wheaton: http://twitter.com/wilw

Levar Burton: http://twitter.com/levarburton

Brent Spiner: http://twitter.com/BrentSpiner

L. Shepherd said...

I think it's pretty safe to say at this point that Twitter has indeed come for me.

Morgan said...

I can't bring myself to get excited about Twitter. I tried, really, but I just don't care.

L. Shepherd said...

The problem for me now, besides Twitter reaching its evil tentacles for me, is that I'm increasingly having to write about it. Every client and content site seems to want articles about Twitter, so I have to pretend not to hate it long enough to get a few positive words out.

shekira said...

Yep, social media is a big buzz phrase out there lately. I work at a Ad/PR firm and we give seminars to clients on utilizing social media for business. We also have a guy on staff who does nothing but tweet for us and various clients all day.