My father recently commented about Facebook & Twitter as being a waste of time. I pondered his statement.
“Gee, Dad. What was that “thing” you yacked on non-stop during my childhood in the 1970’s. That “thing” in the living room that blared loud voices at all hours of the night and you leaped over furniture to grab the mouthpiece that was attached to a bungee cord & radio set. Not to mention the 40×20 metal frame antenna eyesore that was erected at the top of a telephone pole on our front lawn. Remember the flack we took from the neighbors at such a spectacle?”
Yes, it is true. Twitter has become the CB (Citizen’s Band) Radio of the future. Back then, users went by handles- much like our Twitter names today. My Twitter name is @redheadnews for example. In the 1970’s, my father made friends with people all around the United States & Canada- perhaps even beyond that! The radio was popular with long haul truckers, too.
Today, I have an interesting “Twitter Family” with friends such as @mist_writer, @PrudenceMacLeod, @TinaBoscha, @BRandleas, & @Clive_SJohnson…to name only a few. While I have a few thousand followers, there are only a few that I keep regular tabs on. Would that be acceptable socialized stalking? -I ponder yet again.
If my new character Molly Watkins had a Twitter handle, I surmise it would be something like @takenocrap or @womanincharge. She will make her debut in just a few days, so we can ask her when the time arrives.
So you see, Dad, the more things change the more they really stayed the same! -Minus that ostentatious monster gadget on our front lawn!