Twitter is life. Life is Twitter.
I mean, sure - There's A LOT of things that make up my life - but it seems like lately whenever I'm out somewhere, at work, sitting at home, on the bus, getting dinner, eating dinner, watching TV...see what I mean??
I'm definitely not the only one who is like this, and I can say that confidently because I see the other people on there daily, filling us in on everything from the latest Vancouver skytrain arrest to first hand accounts of major world events. People that I feel like I know things about without actually knowing them. I'm not saying that I won't one day, but it amazes me to think about how Facebook brought together people you already knew, and now Twitter has come in to introduce you to the rest of the world.
People that don't use Twitter say things like "I went on once and it was boring so I never went back" and "I don't get it" and "I like facebook". Sure, that stuff is all true. It is boring at first, and a bit confusing, and who doesn't enjoy a good Facebook creep session every now and then (or as your blogging)
I want to say that I feel like it's becoming more of a chat line then a vessel for 140 characters of my most random thoughts, but I think it's a little of both. All the while, managing to avoid the phoniness that Facebook often brings. Sure, everyone's nice on Facebook because YOUR MOM CAN READ IT. But chances are, your family won't be following you on Twitter - so you now become free to be the person that you actually are all the time (not that my mom makes me be someone else, but you know what I mean). It's even more mind blowing when a city unites for an event, or when a country unites for an Olympics, or when a world unites over an episode of The Bachelor. Seriously - where else can I talk to the Real Housewives and have them talk back to me? I'll tell you where - NO WHERE.
I have been "tweeting" since May 2009 and since then I have come and gone in phases, usually depending on my attitude towards life in general. When I'm happy, I tweet - when I'm not - I don't (unless I'm angry because then it's a good way to vent without yelling at bf about non recycled pop cans (even though I still do that)) I just don't feel like it's a place for negativity and that might be my most favourite part about it. There has to be a happy balance of real life vs. social media life, but I suppose that's what "tweetups" are all about. Combining the real world with the online world with everybody coming together as one big happy, blue bird lovin' family.
I, for one, am down with this -- Bring on the lovefest.