09 Jan 2009

‘Overheard on Twitter’ Friday

Hey, Friends. I have no witty banter to share with you this afternoon. I did not break any bones this week (er, yet), it’s not snowing in historic Troy, NY, and I’m in a food coma. Friday Fail.

The biggest news on Twitter this week was the Twitter Time Warp that occurred when Twitter thought it would be fun to hold updates for an hour before actually showing them on the site.  It was like a Twitter Wayback Machine, rendering the site as useful as having a conversation with my mother.

Because of the Twitter Time Warp that occurred, finding interesting nuggets in the noise was even more of a process than it normally is.  Here’s a collection of the stuff that got my attention. Again, I’d love it if you’d share your own finds in the comments.

In the “get ready to giggle” department:

That’s it from me. Did the Twitter Time Warp take away from your Twitter fun this week? Let me know. You can do it here or you can find me on Twitter.


  1. graywolf January 9, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    there’s the difference you think you’re right, I on the other hand know I am 😉

    however I know trying to convince you that you are wrong is a sisyphusian challenge.

  2. Emma January 9, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    I really want a puppy now 🙁 Is there a little maid type product for dogs? I have a gag reflex.

  3. QualityGal January 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    It’s sisyphian, not sisyphusian. 😉

  4. Kim Krause Berg January 9, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    I think Rae will be upset if I adopt you. I’m cool with hanging out though, and visitation rights, LOL

  5. Lisa Barone January 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    QualityGal, 1; Michael Gray, -20. Try again soon, Michael! 🙂

    Emma: How do you think I feel? I’ve been wanting a Boxer puppy for forever and then Jon has to taunt me with a picture of his!

  6. Lisa Barone January 9, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Kim: You probably won’t adopt me anyway because I Twitter so much. 😉

  7. graywolf January 9, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    I’m a lover not a speellor 😉

  8. Todd Butcher January 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    You are all wrong. The cutest puppy ever is a bulldog puppy:

  9. Todd Butcher January 9, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    And graywolf doesn’t have to spell. We are expected to just understand him 😉

  10. Kim Krause Berg January 9, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    @Lisa…you’re always the exception to any of mom’s rules 🙂

  11. neyne January 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    It is probably “Sisyphean” and not “sisyphian” (which is much better than “sisyphusian” 🙂 )

  12. Matthew Diehl January 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Heard it through the twit-vine

    Can boys grow up to be like Vanessa Fox too?

  13. Harvey January 9, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    I also noticed the Tweetbacks launch today. I think I’ll give it a try soon. Very exciting!

  14. Jill Whalen January 9, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    Whoa so many things to comment about this time. Wish I wasn’t on my iPhone.

    I was debtating those reasons why I @reply to you the most also!

    Missed the word discussion between you and graywolf, but if he was saying that you were to fancy a writer I totally disagree.

    As to you and Kim you could still do that commune thing. It’s never too late!

    And yes, of course we’re all in love with Vanessa!

  15. g1smd January 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Yes. When Twhirl repeatedly says “Message not sent”, do *NOT* believe it – and especially don’t press ‘Enter’ yet again – otherwise you’ll end up sending the same thing 20 or 30 times in a row, none of which actually showed up until the following day.

    Phew! Only lost one follower from that cockup.

  16. Michael D January 11, 2009 at 7:56 PM

    I’m glad “Overheard on Twitter” is on Friday and not on Saturday. Risk of too many drunken tweets. 🙂

  17. rishil January 12, 2009 at 3:41 AM

    I like chocolates. Oh. Wrong blog.

  18. Chris Hooley January 12, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    For the record, I am not fixed but the contest was. Heinl cheated.

    My puppy is way cuter, and I have a malti-poo because she was a Christmas present was for my 5 year old daughter who has dog allergies.

    If I were to buy a dog for myself, it would probably have been a Saint Bernard, because they are known to carry little metal barrel / drums of hard liquor on their collars to “warm people up”

  19. Ryan @ Linkbuildr January 12, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Oh wow that Boxer puppy FOR THE WIN! That other white dog almost looks like a toy lol.

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