Ode to Twitter

From www.iconspedia.comA bit of silliness for a Sunday morning!

I wandered lonely through the crowd

And lurked behind the twitt’ring birds;

Their clever tweets and nimble words.

But, to my shame, I ne’er allowed

Myself to join that bustling horde.

But fled to Facebook, where dwelt my friends

Away from hashtags, RTs, Trends.

And sang out loud, with joyous chords,

Of photos and of frivolous apps.

Till one day somehow I returned

To Twitter, where I slowly learned

To leave behind those real-time chats.

For far more lies in such small measures

Than at first appears to untrained eyes.

From links posted by those more wise

To marv’llous tips and witty treasures.

I find new blogs I must peruse,

And #followfridays, that weekly curse!

Choosing who to commend to the Twitterverse.

And catching up on daily news.

But the highlights of my time spent tweeting

Are cosy chats with new Twit friends,

The comfort, support, when I’m round the bend,

The jokes shared at each virtual meeting.

Alas! Poor Facebook lags behind

Its Farmville follies and ‘Friend of the Day’

Are all too sadly leagues away.

And time spent there grows less, I find.

Though one day I may once again roam

Now I’ll nest in my Twitter home.

14 thoughts on “Ode to Twitter”

  1. Thank you! I was inspired yesterday by our little group of ‘chatty friends in the kitchen’! I think I had started using it this time last year but didn’t ‘get’ it till the last couple of months.

  2. So well-said! I couldn’t agree more, and love the poem. I’m a #fridayflasher and have discovered numerous great friends through this hashtag, and many other ways on Twitter.
    Ya Twitter!

  3. The fact I’ve landed here is a good demonstration of what yousay about Twitter in your ode.
    I’ve found several interesting blogs that way, though it all adds to my numerous displacement activities, distracting me from my own writing!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement! I have found so many lovely friends for regular chats on Twitter, it’s great for a boost. As one of them said lately, “Twitter is like suddenly finding a load of chatty girlfriends in your kitchen”. Thank you for reading!

  5. I know what you mean, it’s an excellent resource but an even better procrastination tool! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading!

  6. Thank you! Yes it can be real source of encouragement and moral support, both from a mum point of view and as a writer. Hope you get as much out of Twitter as I have.

  7. Love this! What a great poem about Twitter and how off-putting it is until you start to join in & then how rewarding it can be, once you start to get to know people. This is so good.

  8. This captures it perfectly. I especially love the line:
    “From links posted by those more wise”

    I’ve always heard that you should always put yourself in the company of people who are wiser and more knowledgeable than yourself, because you can’t learn anything if you are already the smartest one in the room. I can’t say that twitter is universally a font of fresh knowledge, but the mixture you captured so well is why I hang there.

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