Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



A year or so on, I’m still not entirely sure what Twitter does. Well no, I kinda know what it does… But not why anyone wants to do that… Feck it, subscribe here if you like. (With thanks to Nialler9!)

December 14th, 2009.

12 Responses to “YOU CAN NOW FOLLOW ME ON…”

  1. Matt Says:

    I think that’s why I come to this site, that exciting feeling being just ten, twelve months behind the curve.

  2. Eoin Says:

    Thank you to everyone who is following me. I will reply to you all with @ s and stuff when I… stop feeling really uncomfortable about it!

  3. Eoin Says:

    When people say that, I wish they’d tell me – a sellout from what? And where’s the cash??

    Going for breakfast now. Was going to Tweet that information @everyoneontheinternet

    But I chickened out.

  4. massey Says:

    You’re like the trendy Dad- always a few steps behind the action.

    Haha… Only messing boy, I must have a look at getting on there myself one a these days.

  5. Eoin Says:

    Well Massey, for the record, the kid in the picture is my niece… Second, I’m not as clueless as I seem. I’m actually cunningly lurking behind the curve until I determine whether the thing everyone ahead of the curve is doing is worthwhile or a waste of time… Or I just do whatever Nialler9 tells me to do!

  6. Andrew Says:

    Or something.

    I can’t be doing with that Twitter stuff at all. It looks like it must take up far more time than I would like to give it, and I’m unemployed.

  7. Eoin Says:

    Right, you know when someone’s driving down the N4 to, say, collect a budgie from their brother-in-law in Ballinalack? And they text the presenter in 2FM to tell him/her that they’re driving down the N4 to collect a budgie from their brother in law in Ballinalack? And the 2FM presenter reads their text out and says, wow, go on ya mad thing?

    Well, that’s kind of what Twitter is like.

  8. Andrew Says:

    Yeah, that’s what I thought. Which is fine if that’s your bag, I guess. But I don’t understand how people wade through all the dross that must get ‘tweeted’ hundreds of times every day by the people they follow. I’ve always thought that the best use for it is to try and be funny within such limited confines. Which is why this guy (http://twitter.com/27bslash6) is pretty much the only twitterer I ever look in on.

  9. Demure Lemur Says:

    I’m also trying to figure out what the hell twitter is for. I know it’s for something. I know I’m supposed to follow people who are famous. I know I’m supposed to make witty little comments and things. But I can’t work out what I’m supposed to be doing these things for. Anyways, I think I will follow you. You better make even wittier little comments on pertinent issues than everyone else, right?

  10. Eoin Says:

    Well Demure, you seem to be going great guns yourself with the tweets what are you talking about.

    (Incidentally, what started as a reply to your comment typed up on my phone while out at a gay and lesbian choir recital, long story, well no, short story – my sister is a lesbian soprano – turned into a separate blog post – see above…)

  11. Demure Lemur Says:

    Oh yes, tweeting about the weather, playing on freerice.com, and coverting files to PDF really cements my racy online reputation.

    ‘My sister is a lesbian soprano’ would make a good slogan for a coffee mug or fridge magnet.

    I think that at least three of your abandoned tweets would make fair to good actual tweets.

  12. Eoin Says:

    @ Demure – fair to good… phhh!

    Also, I think your racy online reputation is safe under about ten (metaphorical) metres of reinforced concrete thanks to your blog, so I wouldn’t worry about that!

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