"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Something on TV this morning set Keith off on a grumble about the inanity of social networking sites.
"I just can't see the point," he said. "What possible interest could anyone have in my tweet that I had just had a tomato for breakfast?"
A great deal, I should think. The day he has just a tomato for breakfast without the bacon, eggs and sausage to go with it, will be extremely newsworthy. However, I kept these thoughts to myself.
When Paddy and I got back from our walk, Keith announced (to me, rather than to the world) that he had had his breakfast, including a tomato.
"You'd better set up your Twitter account right now!" I laughed.
For the record, although I have long been a fan of blogging, I can't see any point at all in Twitter and am only on Facebook because it makes it easier to follow the doings of Elder and Younger Daughters (Be warned, girls!) and I am always concerned when I read that Facebook powers-that-be have surreptitiously introduced yet another 'improvement' that chips away a little more at people's privacy.
Still, if Keith does set up a Twitter account (unlikely), it will be interesting to see how many millions of followers around the world will respond to his announcement that he had a tomato for breakfast.


Snowbabies said...

Must admit, I do have a twitter account, but tbh very rarely comment, lazyitus me thinks lol

Jennyta said...

Ah, but you probably do more exciting things than we do. ;)

Rosie said...

I don't really see the point of Twitter either. I would worry I have nothing worth saying of interest. I already blog as you know and struggle sometimes to think of anything people would want to read about and like you I use Facebook to keep in touch with my family and find out what they are up to.

WendyCarole said...

I have a twitter account too but use it mainly for up to the minute sports news. Rarely tweet my self

Anonymous said...

I'm on both and think there are pros and cons for both of them. I do like Twitter and find it useful when people tweet links on books, the environment and wildlife. Flighty xx

John Gray said...

twitter..... dont see the point....
then many people looks at blogs and say

Shooting Parrots said...

I'm surprised at Keith. About sullying his fry-up with a tomato I mean.

But I'm with you as regards Twitter. I really don't see the point, and I have tried.


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