Note: This has nothing to do with gluten free living, but I just had to publish this conversation!
Tyler (our friend): Oh, so you’re one of those Facebook types?
Mike (my boyfriend): “Oh, she doesn’t Facebook — she T-W-E-E-T-S — tweets!”
Tyler: “Well you know, the only difference between Facebook and Twitter is that on Twitter, you use shitty grammar.”
Tyler: “You use bad grammar, you talk about taking a s*** and you don’t even make money. That’s what Twitter is.” (He adds) “And how can anyone “tweet” and still feel masculine?!”
[Me, furiously writing down these anecdotes on paper.]
Tyler: “I think we’re doing this wrong. You don’t tweet on paper. Who do we mail this to? How does it get online?”
Mike [points at his index finger]: “I don’t tweet with this finger. I use it as a diagnostic tool. If I couldn’t perform rectal exams, I couldn’t be a doctor. This baby is insured!”
[Tyler takes my pen from my hand.]
Tyler: “I have your pen. Where’s your social media now?!”
And that my friends, is the last time I will ever try to explain Twitter to this pair!
On Saturday, my boyfriend Mike & I had some friends over to hang out. Several beers and a few bottles of wine later, Mike brought up a recurring conversation we had been having on the purpose of Twitter. You should know that Mike is a rare species — he is extremely digitally archaic. In fact, he gives people my email address because he only checks his email account one to two times a year. (Then of course, he is annoyed that he misses important notices and events and wonders why people can’t call him about the important stuff.)
So I no longer bother trying to explain to him the purpose and importance of social media in my job — marketing — and in business. Although lately he seems to bring it up a lot. So, let me give you a peek into the conversation that went down on “the purpose of Twitter.”