Another question for my fanbase*:
Does anyones know how Twitter works?
A few months ago I met Peter Williams of the video debate I posted a couple of days ago ( I'll post it again here because you all ought to watch it) . It was at a private parliamentary screening of a film called Doonby. (eek. I have long intended to do a blog post about that. More about Doonby later)
I recognised him, and congratulated him on his stellar performance in the debate and we high fived and fist bumped** and agreed to keep in touch.
He suggested that I friend him on Facebook. I do have a Facebook account but I just don't use it, and I feel a bit, um, I don't know, "averse" to sending someone a friend request.
Maybe I have been traumatised by too many playground rejections.
So I had a great idea and thought that I'd stalk him on Twitter for now.
But I've found his Twitter account and it's not making any sense.
It's all him talking "@" other people.
But I can't see what the other people are saying.
It's like listening in to someones mobile phone conversation on the bus. Only worse, because the conversation comes in all sorts of truncated bits and pieces.
It's a mystery to me how Twitter has become so huge. I must be missing something. How come I can't work it out?
I'm feeling a bit thick, and that old funny, familiar, forgotten playground feeling is walking all over my mind. Again.
I need to get with the programme.
I want to get with the programe baby.
Can anyone out there explain the mystery of Twitter for a Twit like me?
Do yourself a favour and watch the debate. You'll thank me.
*Corapian irony! settle down!
**metaphorically speaking. This was the house of Commons and we were all tremendously on our best behaviour.