I tried Twitter a while ago, and didn’t really know what to do with it… I talked about Loring Park wildlife:

# Saw Iron Man last night. It was surprisingly good, considering Iron Man is one of the least interesting major characters in Marvel Comics.9:05 AM May 21st, 2008 from web

# In Loring Park today saw a crane trying to fish while getting harrassed by pack of typically agressive Red-Winged Blackbirds.1:04 PM May 21st, 2008 from web

# Red-Winged Blackbirds are the nazi skinheads of the bird kingdom, right down to the armbands.1:04 PM May 21st, 2008 from web

# Also seen in Loring Park today… mama duck with 11 ducklings! Congratulations to Mrs. Duck.1:05 PM May 21st, 2008 from web

# I don’t understand the appeal of Twitter.3:18 PM Apr 16th from web

I thought Twitter was just for people who liked to spend their time repeatedly pushing teeny-tiny cellphone buttons until they made letters. So I ignored it.

Now that Oprah’s using it, though, that’s all changed. I’m all over it.

You can follow me 140 characters at a time on Twitter here. You can follow Oprah here, so get on that already.

Mostly, you will just get the same stuff you get here. Only 140 characters at a time. I’m going to keep it up until someone develops an application that posts 4 characters at a time, which is all we really need, anyhow.

Thanks much to Amy for encouraging me rethink this!

(An aside… I grabbed the above creative commons licensed photo off of Flickr to use, and after grabbing it realized it was taken by Alan Light, founding editor of the Comics Buyers guide. You can see fun old comic convention photos by Mr. Light here and here, and some photos he posted of cartoonists here. I’m sure there are a lot of other interesting things to be found in his flickr sets.)


  1. You beat me to it Eli, I think all we really need is a single punctuation mark at a time. Depth is so over.

  2. Hey, glad to see you try twitter, but I’m hoping you ditch the auto tweet from RSS thing. It’s nice if you occasionally use twitter to link to blog entries, but the autoposting every entry thing isn’t all that handy… plus I already subscribe to your feed. I wanna hear ’bout the things you do in your life that aren’t quite significant enough to blog about, but interesting enough to share in a microformat.

    My twitter is http://www.Twitter.com/docpop

    PS- why do you mention 255 characters instead of 140? Is there a joke I’m missing?

  3. Whoop… I was misremembering that it was 255 characters… I’ll have to correct that. Thanks for the heads up on that.

    I was mostly just gonna use my twitter account to autopost the headlines to my assorted rss feeds… so people can follow what I’m up to that way if their inclined. So, I if you’re already subscribed to STWALLSKULL, I imagine it could definitely just be a bunch of noise (it is loading the feed from that, The Cartoonist Conspiracy, Soapy, cute li’l guy and my flickr account)… I definitely strongly encourage you to unsubscribe if it bugs you! I’m usually too much of a windbag for 140 characters, but I’ll do an occasional short burst on Twitter for the hell of it.

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