Thursday, October 16, 2008

Twitter? Why the Hell Not.

There are a great many times in the history of the internet when I have seen things that I thought were ridiculous and stupid. Things that nobody would use. Things that go on to be hugely popular. If you're currently working on some internet widget thing, your best bet for success is to develop something I would deride. Why am I telling you this on a booze blog? Because we have bowed down to the demon twitter.

When twitter first showed up, I thought it was one of the most ridiculous things ever. Live journal for the ADD set -- Awesome! But then, post-whiskeyfest, I discovered that one can update their twitter account via text messages. It occurred to me then, that perhaps using twitter for special occasions on the go might actually be useful. And that I might starting writing inane things just cause I could. Then I would be cool.

So here we are, wrapped in the Succubus arms of a 140 character limit. Should you like to watch us spiral out of control our username is, surprisingly enough, drinkaweek.

If you're a twitter using booze lover feel free to inject your username in the comments. Maybe we'll feel better if we know we're not alone.

Also, with the exception of the upcoming, we will never use the word "tweet". That is objectively, scientifically, stupid.

Comments always welcome or feel free to e-mail us at drinkaweek [at] gmail [dot] com.


Cristina said...

Cleverly, my username is _cristina_.

Also, good call on the "tweet" thing.

erik_flannestad said...

I resisted until I found out all the cool kids at Tales of the Cocktail 2008 were twittering away to each other without telling me.

Nothing like peer pressure.

I am now stalking... err... following you.

drinkaweek said...

Twitterfest 2008 begins!

What I really need to do it find a way to talk about "tweets" without saying "tweet". This could be tough.

If the cool kids at Tales were using twitter, and now I'm using it, does that mean I could be a cool kid at Tales next year? If so, I'd better start saving now, cause that thing is expensive.

Rob said...

Fine, I'll play. But I'll have to use smoke signals since I still don't have a cell phone. rob_denunzio it is.