Tweeting Turks

Naturally I tweet. Doesn’t everyone these days? Facebook and Twitter are the gruesome twosome of social media – the top of the pops. Got nothing interesting to say? Say it loudly and often on the tweety thing and faceache. For reasons unknown, I’m popular with tweeting Turks. I usually follow back even though I haven’t a clue what they’re tweeting about. It’s the polite thing to do. Distressingly, my popularity can be short lived and some of my new admirers quickly unfollow me, presumably after realising I am what I am. That’s not the polite thing to do. I unfollow in revenge, punishing them with my mouse. ‘Take that!’ I click. Disturbingly, I also seem to attract young Turkish men – really young. Obviously, I don’t follow them back. Youngsters really aren’t my thing and I don’t want to stand accused of grooming. It’s a funny old world.

15 thoughts on “Tweeting Turks

  1. Since my alter ego is a noisy Jamaican bird, I have no option – I MUST tweet! It’s a good tool though, along with FB. Sometimes I don’t understand tweets either – Jamaicans have a lot of “in” jokes. I am sorry your tweeting history sounds a bit rocky so far. There are quite a lot of voluptuous young women spamming too… look like call girls. Sorry to hear about the youngsters!!

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  2. Just my opinion, but tweeting is the OCD version of “Dear Diary”–only the whole world gets to read your entries. 🙂

    I like tweets for humorous one-liners, but otherwise it seems strangely narcissistic.

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      1. Yes, it is narcissistic in a way. But I find it incredibly useful for links on topics I’m interested in, which I might not always pick up on otherwise. And fun when me and my “tweeps” are watching an award show and giving our instant reactions to each other!

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  3. Jack – just be what you be! I can´t remember whether I follow you or not though I´ve probably filtered you into “not Spanish therefore must not follow”. Isn´t Twitter about business? If so I must ignore you! However when I want to read good, funny and insightful writing, I read your blog!

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    1. Thank you, Mo. I have an eclectic group of twitter followers for all sorts of reasons, though I mostly tweet about LGBT issues, particularly bullying and marriage equality.

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