Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Twitter Takeover?

There's been a few articles lately on how Twitter is the new blogger. Twitter is fast. Twitter is short. Twitter is immediate.

Now, I like those "Does anyone know how late Taco Bell stays open?" tweets as much as the next guy. But do we really need more immediate gratification in the culture?

I think not.

No, we bloggers aren't quite ready to hit the delete button just yet. 

'Cause let's face it, there are so many things you just can't do on Twitter. I mean, can you win stuff like this from I Do Things So You Don't Have To:



How cool is that? Thanks JD!

Or

Can you get the Oh The Joys / Chicky, Chicky Baby ROFL Award from Twitter? Sure, you can write ROFL on Twitter. You can write ROFL 35 times with no spaces on Twitter. But display the graphics? I think not.



Thanks Tiny Mantras!

Or how about this one from Debbie of Debbie Does Drivel?




Is there a Kreativ Tweet Award? I think not. Because really, how Kreativ is it to tweet, "I need a martini and I need one now!"

Best of all, because we bloggers are not limited to 140 spaces we can pass on our coveted awards to other bloggers. 

That's right. We bloggers have an established culture of tradition. And in that tradition I pass on this award to the following:


--Unfinished Dude of Unfinished Rambler With No S because, well, it's my custom to present him with awards.

--Sarah of Pull The Plug because she's one funny girl who puts up with a lot of shite. Literally.

--Vodka Mom because she's one funny (and sometimes thoughtful) girl who puts up with a lot of poop and poopy talk from her students.

--Matt at That Tears It because he scrivels good, or well I should say, and because he looks like My Zach Braff.

--April of It's All About Balance because she hosts the Blog Blasts for Education, which is something that the likes of Twitter has never seen.

Prizes, awards, linky love? I think I'll stick with blogging. Plus there are all those smiley faces on Humor-Blogs.

And I like me some smileys.



20 comments:

A Free Man said...

Twitter annoys me. It's largely random (and boring) thoughts. You can get the same thing on blogs, but at least you have to think a bit more about it, or should do. Whether or not it's the new blogging, I just don't care.

HappyHourSue said...

I am a total Twitter-Whore. All day, every day, from my cell phone, the whole 9.

and, if you really wanted to, you could twitPic an award!!!!!! (see this is why I need an intervention)

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Twitpic an award? I am clearly not with the times.

Sarah♥ said...

ohhh Meg! You ROCK!

Thanks for the award!

Chris Wood said...

Twitter has nowhere near the same appeal. Sorry, but when it comes to expressing my surplus thoughts, the blog is going to stay no 1 choice.

Debbie said...

I saw your blog name on Martini Mom and had to come over. I read an article recently about how blogs were dead. I agree with your thoughts here. Plus, I can't figure out how to tweet, so there is that little problem. I'm sticking with the blog world until I'm the last one left.

The Brain Twinkey said...

I guess the millions of current bloggers will all simultaneously stop blogging......

BT

http://braintwinkey.blogspot.com

Matt said...

I'm "twitter-dumb."

To me is sounds like something I used to do when I was 16 alone in my room.

Perhaps I should look into it.

Thanks for award....

VE said...

Only 140 spaces. Dang, that doesn't even give me the time to...


See?

Suzie said...

I dont need your old smelly award to feel valued. I dont...sniff..

Anndi said...

It used to be uncool to be a twit, when did that change?

muskrat said...

I like to twitter. I do it a lot while driving on the interstate. More than likely, the above sentence will one day appear in my obituary.

I do not think Twitter will kill the blogging star, however.

OHmommy said...

The thing I love about Twitter is getting to know fellow bloggers on a more intimately level.

It has been good for me. And it only takes a couple of minutes at night to check up and talk.

Chat Blanc said...

Congrats!! :)

Matt-Man said...

Eh...I am just gonna keep on bloggin'. That's how I roll. Cheers Meg!!

Diesel said...

Twitter will replace Blogger for people who can't be bothered to write full sentences.

Heinous said...

Twitter is okay for a snack, but blogging is where the full course meals are.

JD at I Do Things said...

Wheee! Congratulations on your awards, and thanks for posting my silly (but also awesome) keychain.

I'm in a mood for Twitter every now and then. For some weird reason, I am suddenly taken with the need to tell a bunch of people -- many of them strangers -- that I just ate a banana.

JD at I Do Things

April said...

Thank you! Sorry I haven't been around.

Deb said...

I don't know what a Twitter is or does and I'd like to keep it that way. I figure if I've been on the planet this long without a Twitter thing, I don't need it. Is Twitter somehow related to twits?