Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trippin' thru the Twitterverse with #captaintripps

The first posts from @larry_underwood on April 29 set the stage:

Been having some weird, weird dark-ass dreams lately. Maybe I'll write a song about them. Something about @VegasWalkinDude

Whoa. This thing is serious. RT @healthmap alert phase is 5 per WHO press conference #swineflu #h1n1

And some people are calling #swineflu and #h1n1, #captaintripps. Baby, I'm not digging this at all.

If these names (@larry_underwood, @vegaswalkindude, @motherabigail) bring to mind dreams of cornfields and crows, then you should follow @larry_underwood et al as they tweet their way thru #thestand, as it might play out nowadays with social networking and cellphones.

An impressive performance so far. I'm following over 2 dozen related accounts -- I've set up in a folder in my rss feed. I can't keep up as well on the standard twitterclient - even seesmic. But I'm an oldphart. I expect younger folks will be able to keep up just fine. In any case, if you haven't read Steven King's The Stand, now's the time. And if you have, follow these folks.

M O O N, that spells Twitter. Even Tom knows that.

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