That describes the online conversations of so many Twitterers. Conversations happen over time. It might sometimes be days before you respond or reply to a tweet to you. You don’t even think anything about it when you don’t get a … Continue reading
I never check my Klout scores. It only means something to Klout people. I recently checked and happened to see my most influential topics. Since I only connect with Twitter and not Facebook, these are topics from just tweets. I’ll … Continue reading
Recently, I wrote about my Foodie Identity. I’m not even sure what that means, but one thing about any of your identities – your true friends will call you out on it. They will provide identity accountability for you even … Continue reading
I just listened to a talk by @jayadelson – Sirchio Lecture – and he made a comment about how a tweet represents your state of being. You can tweet 24 hours a day. As I listened to his talk, I … Continue reading
I saw the following tweet by Sally Hogshead, and it has implications for your online identity. SallyHogshead “If you *suck* in real life, you will *suck* online.” ~ @rory_vaden Your true self in the real world, will be the basis … Continue reading
Is the word Tweet a word? It is definitely a colloquialism not meant for formal speech or writing. There is such a thing as a Tweet, but technically, you shouldn’t use it for formal speeches or writing. Just FYI. Why … Continue reading
It provides us almost immediate positive reinforcements and that encourages us to keep coming back. When you click a link, you are given something to look at, experience, and play with. The actions are immediate – depending on who’s on. … Continue reading
I saw this tweet on Twitter from @TheBeanCast. Here’s the tweet:
Blogging is emotionally draining when you actually put effort in it. Should just start posting links and snarky comments like everyone else.
Of course I retweeted it, but I wanted to blog it as well. Blogging is not just a cognitive exercise. It could be, but typically it is an emotional experience. It’s emotional in that most people don’t want to even start doing it. You’ve got to want to blog in order to. Then once you start, the more passion and emotion that you have in your blogs, the better it is – because people connect with that. The ideas can be good, but it can also be emotionally draining.
Check out some of my posts that represent this.
I was looking on Twitter yesterday. It was Father’s Day and I don’t even remember who’s profile it was so I’m sorry for whoever I originally read it from – It was a tweet that said something to the effect of – Happy Father’s Day to all of the single mom’s out there doing double duty. It was cool to see that.
I also saw some tweets that talked about how a few of you have lost your fathers or don’t have one any more for whatever reason. As joyous a day as it was for some, it was painful for others.
So for all of you that didn’t have a great Father’s Day, it’s a new day today. I pray for you and all that your loss means.
I was talking to my friend Scott yesterday (here is his blog), and I asked him a question about urbanism and social media. I asked him for a response to my question, but I only wanted a tweet thought. I only wanted 140 characters – because if you can’t tweet thought your answer – I wouldn’t have been interested.
We have moved into the realm of tweet thoughts. If you can’t say it with a link in 140 characters and grab our attention, then you’ve lost us.
What do you think – in 140 characters or less.
Today, DC and I drove from the Bay Area, through Monterey and Carmel by the Sea, and on to Morro Bay. I tweeted/status updated about our drive today and I had friends speak into my drive.
I had friends from the Bay Area tell us where we should eat. We asked a friend from Newport Beach, where we should have lunch. A friend who lives in Baltimore, but is in the Cayman Islands also replied (because originally, we had planned on being with them this week). I had friends also reply to different things throughout the day and the tweets.
You all speak into my life and my drive – from all over the world. Social media helps us with that. Thank you to all of my friends that speak into my drive – and everything else.
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- The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.
- The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity: the psychology of war.
To forward a Twitter post that someone sent you. It is accomplished by starting the tweet with “rt@” or “retweet@” followed by the name of the person who sent it to you and then your comments; for example, rt@sendername or retweet@sendername.
It has to do with identifying with another tweet, but even more importantly, it has to do with wanting to identify with another person. The tweet is the vehicle – truly it’s about connection.
What do you think? I’m not a psychologist.