Ingredients of Twitter and how to be a rebel in the cyber crowd

On May 1, 2007 by Christy

Just came across this website, A World Without Hippos, a site that has only one category: unmitigated genuis. This blogger posted his (?) impressions of Twitter:

Collect the following ingredients.

1 pound – Boring
14 ounces – “Wazzapppppppp!”
3 shakes – Hey, Everyone, Look at Me!
A pinch – I wish I lived a more interesting live
3 gallons – Narcissism

Blend thoroughly, shake extensively, lay on baking sheet, cut into bit size chucks, and cook on an AJAX George Forman Grill. Let cool, serves 50,000 (and counting).

Very funny. When I first saw Twitter I scrunched my nose up at the site of yet another social networking tool blah blah blah. I took it up when I was travelling OS and thought Twitter would be a good way to get quick updates out on the web if I’m having trouble accessing the Net for long periods of time. What made me stay was the same reason as all the other communities I’m with on the Net: the people. People I consider my cybermates.

So I’m there now and I use it as a way to express my personal life a bit. I don’t do that anywhere else but on Twitter it works. It really is a place where people share their personal lives. This is for a few reasons, one being the transcient nature of the posts. So, now that I am in there I see it differently than I did from the outside. As for Hippo blogger? He has joined Twitter. But he hasn’t “sold out”. Instead, he has decided to just outright lie on it. Very funny.

Check out his post: http://www.aworldwithouthippos.com/?p=63

Check out his Twitter: http://twitter.com/NoHippos