Dance Pak Blog: Candice September 14
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My First Day on Twitter
September 14, 2010
You would think after Facebook, BBM, Email, G Mail and understanding the world of blogging, computer technology advancement should be easy to understand for a 22-year-old. I mean, I did my time; four years at Ryerson University only using computer technology you think would do it… Twitter, my friends, has proved me wrong. I am finally a “Twitter User” or a “Tweeter” @cptcandice.
Then came the “followers” and “following”. I had my first follower Amberley @amberleywaddell (she had to because she’s my boss), but I’ll just pretend she wanted to. She had her own cool homepage, a bio and so many people that follow her! My co-captain Kat wrote my name in one of her Tweets, “ Hey, hey, hey…my co-captain in crime Candice is now joining the twitter world! Give her a warm welcome… @ctpcandice #Raptors” (see @’s and #’s ... weird!). Within a couple minutes I was getting followers! Thanks to all my fellow tweeters that added me so fast! @Mrballer, @KID_RAPTOR @Raintakahashi @YYZ_RAPS_FAN @TheRounder, @LEAFSFAN71… The list goes on. So now I am at about 40 followers. Kind of cool.
Now what to write on Twitter was the next thing. Kat put it perfectly, “If you would be happy to have it posted on a billboard by the highway than it’s a good tweet.” These tweets pretty much are a text message that everyone can see, a text message lost in cyberspace that cannot be deleted. Great! Who would have known when Marshall McLuhan stated “the medium is the message” in a “global village” in the 1960’s would be expressed through an Internet “global village” called Twitter! I got the courage to write my first Tweet ever before I closed my eyes, wasn’t so bad I thought to myself, I think I’ll be able to the get the hang of it. So here I go, watch me tweet!
Anyways I’m off to rehearsal #timetobesweatyandnotcare @raptorspacekat, @amberleywaddell.