The Arizona Desert Lamp

Tweeting sectaries

Posted in Media by Evan Lisull on 24 August 2009

Someone Tweeted! When I visited a friend at Harvard in the winter of 2005, he asked me if I had heard of Facebook.

“No – what is it?”

“It’s a site where you can see pictures of all your friends, have wall conversations with them, and see their photos. The guy who founded it went here – it was made for Harvard.”

“Huh.” I furrowed my brow, feeling my age. “Uh, what do you use it for?”

“Well, mostly just keeping in touch. You’ll probably get one when you’re in college. It’ll make more sense then.”

He was right about the first part, even though the site makes even less sense than it did back then. Protest groups have risen and protest groups have fallen, but the sun never sets on Facebook.

Now, there’s Twitter – which, after recent modifications, boils down to status updates without the anchor of friendships. Where Facebook’s news feed was a CNN ticker for one’s life, Twitter is – well, it’s not clear exactly. What one’s life ought to be?

At any rate, Twitterdom is inevitable for any serious media site, and we were so bowled over by the impressive Campus Rec site (“Twitter: so easy, a building could do it”) that we couldn’t resist the site’s sweet, sweet tweets. Follow us, or pay the price!

And if you can’t get enough Twitterage (Tweetage? Twitteration? ) there, you can follow both of your editors as well. It’s the like the Lamp, with more Robert Byrd jokes.

Image courtesy of Brian Lane Winfield Moore’s WWIII Propaganda. (HT: Boing Boing)


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  1. […] we may be the best Twitter-ers on the University of Arizona campus, we at the Desert Lamp are certainly not the only ones. Social […]

  2. Ben Harper said, on 3 September 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Robert Byrd jokes? Simply BARBARIC!

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