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Twitter Reminds Me of “Cheers” TV Show

I caved. I knew I would, once I read Jennifer Laycock’s series, From Twits to Tweeple, Why I Embraced Twitter and You Should Too. Anything that sidetracks me from work is a threat in my book. However, Twitter isn’t so bad.

The final push for me was that I miss my friends. Travel for me this year is all up in the air. There’s a lot going on at home with my college bound daughter and highly involved sports and musician oriented son. Not to mention a heavy workload. With Twitter, you can control the conversation and how it gets to you. You don’t even have to participate. You can be surrounded by your friends and just listen (read) the conversations.

Within the first few minutes of joining Twitter, I reconnected with an old friend, John Rhodes. As I began to see who among my friends is already setup with Twitter and I watched for awhile, it occurred to me that Twitter is like walking into the local bar.

Kinda like the TV show “Cheers”, where the regulars were like family. I keep waiting for someone to yell out, “Norm!”

I balked at Facebook, and ended up liking it. I balked at Twitter and so far, it’s been nothing but fun. I’ve picked up some leads to articles and other things related to work that I may have missed if not for Twitter.

The Grumpy Stubborn Kim act isn’t very convincing, is it.

Twitter folks can find me here.

Bring pretzels.


  1. March 3, 2008    

    That’s it! I am now OFFICIALLY the last person to sign up for Twitter! I win!! w00t!

  2. March 3, 2008    

    Oh goodie. I get to find ways to bribe you!

  3. March 3, 2008    

    Don’t feel bad; I mocked multiple people for using Twitter, wrote long emails about what a stupid idea it was, and just started using it a couple of weeks ago. Now, I’m behind the curve and a hypocrite. Welcome to the club :)

    The one thing that finally pulled me in was that I love constraints. As a kid, I loved Legos, but couldn’t paint to save my life. I’ve been coding since I was 10. Given me a toolkit and some rules, and I thrive; too much freedom, and I freak out. So, something about that 140-word limit just makes sense to me.

  4. March 5, 2008    

    It’s only a matter of time before everyone finds their way on to Twitter. :) And as far as Matt’s claim that he is the last person to sign up, I think there are still a few other holdouts.

  5. March 5, 2008    

    Funny…some friends have messaged me on Twitter privately by saying “Norm!”

  6. March 20, 2008    

    Welcome to the club! Seems the newest thing is joining these crazy teams that are going around. I’m following you now at twitter.com/bj

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