The Noah Brier Experience (Or How I Stopped Being Twitter-De-Dum)
My Dad is a pretty wise man.
He didn’t get that way till I got older but his way of looking at the world kinda seeped into my alcohol induced cells.
It took years for my Dad to accept call waiting.
“What can be more rude than leaving a conversation to talk to someone else.”
And his final words when friends would try to call us and the phone was inevitably busy:
“If it’s really important they’ll call back.”
It was my Mom that finally convinced the old man to give in. She was definitely the “New School” person in our household. She was always buying the latest of all that interested her and started businesses at the drop of a hat.
My Dad stayed with the same company for 20+ years.
Dad was “Old School” and proud of it.
When I bought my Dad a TIVO he hated it. He told me what a waste it was as I set it up for him.
“I got a VCR.”
When my wife and I dropped by the next week he was sitting in front of the TV watching one of the episodes of his season’s pass to “This Old House”.
“TIVO. Greatest thing in the world. I always wanted one of these.”
Which brings me to Twitter.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t get it.
“Do I really want people bothering me 24/7 with their banalities?”
“I already have IM”
I set it up and it sat for days.
Then I decided to follow Noah Brier.
Noah’s life is not that exciting (to me) but I read some cool stuff. He sent me an email saying how he was going to follow me.
I replyed back (via Gmail) that my attention span was too long for this stuff. That I must be too old for this shit. And where is the Twitter For Dummies book.
I fucked around with Twitter a little longer then went on with my life.
“I should write another blog post.”
But I had so many topics in my head I couldn’t figure out what to write about.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
I can use twitter on my blog to reach my audience with the background noise in my head like (The New Google Youtube ads-Doesn’t onscreen ads just say that what you’re watching isn’t that important?“) and use my blog to write about the important stuff like Amy Winehouse (post about her tommorow!)
And if you’re a reader send me yours (or put it in the comments.) You can’t be as boring as Noah!
“Twitter-Greatest thing in the world.”
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