There is a group of six of us that exchange multiple e-mails on a daily basis. I removed myself from the Internet for a couple days last week, and the last message I left on twitter was the fact I was at the hospital ( a family member was getting a procedure). When I finally managed to get back to the real world (meaning my online life :P ) and catching up with email this is the thread I waded through (alternating between bold and italic to denote each email):
And I checked Brent’s twitter, and he was in the hospital yesterday…. I hope everything is ok.
Holy Moly……any idea what for?
He’s hasn’t Twitted since the one yesterday
Can he get his email on his phone? Or IM? I don’t have his cell number…..
I hope he is ok
As a big Adam Sandler fan, I cracked up at this post:
tweet, tweet, tweet, all day long, tweet, tweet, tweet as I sing this song. Shampoo is better – no conditioner is better
Isn’t that kind of the point of Twitter – some one get a hold of him!
Twitter is for him to update only. We cant’ post to his account….
I hope everything is ok too…
And damn him for actually showing some sort of use for internet social networking !!!!
/shake fist in air
I do enjoy that I have shown them the actual point of social networking. There were more emails but most of those concern tracking down my contact info (beyond e-mail) and a theory that the whole thing was a hoax. I am glad some of my real friends actually read my twitter messages (says I’m not speaking to just bots), but what does this say for social networking? I forgot to update a bit more detail so friends worried. I also should have told the people I’m in constant digital contact with a warning that I was going MIA for awhile.
For those wondering since I’ve stated before that I don’t use SMS with twitter, what I did use was Jott to act as an intermediary. I called Jott up and then it transcribed my voice messages into tweets. A perfect scenario for someone who never uses all of his minutes.
Let this be a lesson to all of you – make sure people understand your tweets to some degree otherwise your causing undo worry to your digital life.