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1000 Tweets!

Guess what? I’ve just updated my Twitter for the 1000th time yesterday!

I first joined Twitter on February 9, 2008, so it took more than a year to reach 1000. I noticed that I was approaching 1000 but I wasn’t going to plan out my 1000th tweet. I just wanted to get a little bit past it and then count backwards to figure out which one happened to be the 1000th.

So, which tweet did it turn out to be? Well, it’s…

RT @rubialala: “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” -Bertrand Russell

A retweet of a quote, huh? I definitely didn’t plan that out. It was quite true though. Sometimes people are too damn sure because they don’t know any better, while the people that know more would question themselves more. Unfortunately, a lot of times a decision is made because someone sounded so sure for no reason at all. (I guess that’s for another day since I am getting off topic here…) But hey, it’s cool that it’s a retweet for something @rubialala tweeted.

In the spirit of Follow Friday (or should I say #followfriday?), here’s a thank you to some people that interact with me on Twitter often and make it fun for me: (Of course, this is an incomplete list)

@rubialala: You used to write so much in your blog, and although many posts are rants, they are very interesting rants. Although you don’t post very often now, I still enjoy our Twitter conversations.

@sarahjbray: Psss… let me share something I haven’t mentioned before. I subscribed to your blog back when it had little content, solely because I really liked how the site looked. Vain? Maybe. But as a web site designer, you should be very proud. And who knew you would become so into Twitter later?

@janechin: I admire the level of introspections you do and enjoy reading your blog especially on topics of leadership and integrity. Wow, that sounded so serious and is totally not how we talk on Twitter.

@dereksemmler: Always fun to have baseball discussions. :-)

@yvonnekao: Okay, I seriously only started following you because I don’t see another Kao every day. I feel like many of our conversations involve food, but hey, food is great (and I am not about to talk about knitting any time soon).

@pupsinmelb: Your website is a wealth of knowledge and that’s why I subscribed initially, but now I enjoy talking to you whether it’s related to puppets or not.

@melissadonovan: Good to have you on Twitter cuz sometimes what I want to say isn’t about writing and would be quite out-of-place on your blog, haha. Of course you’ve probably noticed that my previous sentence wasn’t grammatical.

@maryrobinette: You have the weirdest tweets ever (stuff like a giant block of foam, how to make entrails, being stuck in the elevator, kitty enema, and having a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb that went wherever you went, you went, you went). It’s always been fun to see your updates.

And of course, I also enjoy my Twitter interactions with people that I know in real life, but in my mind, they are more like friends that happen to have this extra mode of communication with me, rather than… just friends on Twitter. Maybe there’s no such distinction for some, but there is for me. Nevertheless it’s been fun interacting with most people. I mean, nobody had been nasty to me or anything, but of course there are marketers that just want to sell their stuff and robots that just want to invite them to their porn sites, but oh well, you can easily ignore those people (if they count as people).

Ah, it’s been fun. Here’s to another 1000 tweets! (Current progress: 2.2% done… or less if Twitter is going to have another glitch now. I also want a Fail Whale plush toy.)


  1. RubiaLala
    May 11th, 2009 | 8:25 am

    Wow. These words mean a lot to me, more than I can express. Thank you.

    And congratulations on 1,000 Tweets, I enjoy them and can’t wait for 1,000 more!

  2. May 11th, 2009 | 6:57 pm

    I love this idea! And that blog does have spectacular design!

  3. May 11th, 2009 | 11:44 pm

    @Rubialala: :-)

    @Michelle: I told her that I’ll hire her to re-do my site when I am filthy rich. Got to make that happen, eh?

  4. Na
    May 13th, 2009 | 11:33 pm

    Congrats on reaching 1k – and thank you! I enjoy your site and your conversation too :)

  5. May 14th, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    And I was thinking, “oh, and I reached 1000 comments too”, except then I realized that it was the result of not cleaning out the spam folder, haha.

  6. May 15th, 2009 | 5:23 pm

    It took me a long time to “get” Twitter, but now I like it too.

    Vered – MomGrind’s last blog post..Make Everything Taste Like Bacon!

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