Twitter

I joined Twitter on a whim last June.  Friend here in Kingston, Tommy Vallier, told me he was on it.  He had good things to say about it.  And a few podcasters I interviewed during Podcasters Across Borders was on it.  So I thought, why not?

I’ve known it has grown a crazy amount in the last year. But not exactly how much till listening to the Net@Night podcast with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur.

How about this “unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to seven million in February 2009.”

Damn, that’s a big jump. And that growth is the reason for that new horrible Facebook layout. They’re trying to copy Twitter and just annoying everyone.

I started finding musicians on there too last year which has helped me find stuff for the show. The one thing good about it, is unlike Facebook you don’t have to sign up to read someone’s account. So with the news about the growth I thought I’d go through some people I follow. Most with an East Coast connection, well not the first two.

http://twitter.com/DAVID_LYNCH

David Lynch director of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive.  He gives people a daily weather forecast 5 days a week from L.A.  On his account there and video version of it on his website.

http://www.davidlynch.com/dailyreport/index.html

All those great, strange movies and there he is just saying what the weather is like.  I check it everyday just because I can’t believe he does it 5 days a week.  Dedication.

http://twitter.com/YummyMummyClub

Erica Ehm.  Remember when MuchMusic was cool, and had music videos, and was a channel you would watch, and it didn’t totally suck?  Ya, it’s been a long time.  But you can read updates from Erica Ehm and remember the good ole days. lol.

http://twitter.com/TeresaEnnis

Teresa Ennis just joined up recently, I made fun of her Habs losing to the Leafs a few minutes ago.  5-2 at home to Toronto?  At least people in Montreal should take solace in that it looks like there won’t be any need to RIOT like they did last spring.  That’s right, a low blow but deserved when you trash the city after a 1st round victory.

http://twitter.com/SharonaClarke

Recently played on the show, found this after she appeared on Radio ECMA.

http://twitter.com/theleverpulled

Brent from The Lever Pulled, a recent addition who in the last month has already threatened to end his Twitter account. LOL.  So follow it while you still can. 🙂

http://twitter.com/newfoundland

Gary Kelly’s account where you can find a tonne of accounts from Newfoundland.  Like mine.

http://twitter.com/melaniesamson

Melanie Samson, my interview with her airs next Friday.

http://twitter.com/outofleftfield

Neate Sager’s blog Out Of Left Field.  Does sometimes have other people contribute to the account too, if I remember correctly.

http://twitter.com/greatbigsean

Sean from Great Big Sea.  Lots of updates from the road.

http://twitter.com/FayeGrim

Latest friend of mine to join on a whim.  You’re thinking, “Faye Grim?  Who is that?”  You would know her by her real name, Toni Marie Wiseman.  Yes, Toni who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald.  That’s for those not from Newfoundland.  If you’re from the province you know who she is. 🙂

That username is taken from a movie she likes.  An obscure movie I had never heard of either.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444628/

She told me it was movie she loved but not many people do.  Movie database rates it 6.6 out of 10.  One comment is that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen. ha ha.

Toni has a great sense of humour.   Which you only catch a glimpse of on the news.  Just look at this on her Twitter account.

Location: In your living room.
Bio: Da girl what does da news.

And we’re both big Monty Python fans, to show you our sense of humour.  Yes, we are the type of people who can quote from the movies.  Off the top of my head without any Google help.

“I mean if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d have me put away.”

Ahhh, Holy Grail.  That reminds me, John Cleese is on too.

http://twitter.com/JohnCleese

Oh and my account.  But after the Minister of Silly Walks that’s a step down. 🙂

http://twitter.com/robertcarnell

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2 comments

    • Robert

      I know, the picture was from a magazine photoshoot so I would’ve been suspicious too. Luckily she followed me first after I told her about Twitter recently. I also confirmed it was her in an email, I was 99% sure it was her but always good to make sure. 🙂

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