It’s hard keeping up with Twitter. There’s so much to read, it’s constantly changing and if you don’t respond to someone’s tweet within 10 minutes, they (and the rest of the world) have already moved on.
To keep up to date with Twitter, you’ve got two choices:
- Be on Twitter all the time. The people who can do this have an amazing (but fleeting) familiarity with almost any topic, have thousands of Twitter followers and are the 21st Century’s new celebrities. Although they are very popular, these people are also rather annoying because they insist on live-tweeting EVERYTHING. Try watching TV with them. Or taking them to a football match. Or to dinner. They’re on Twitter compulsively. And whatever you do, don’t say something witty or casually mention that so-and-so has just died. They’ll be straight on Twitter giving it their personal spin. Have you read the stuff they’ve tweeted whilst reading this post? Sure, hardcore Twitter users might be some of the most connected people on the planet but they wear thin on you after a while.
- Have someone point you to the interesting bits. Too busy with your job or your family or with living an actual, off-screen life to check Twitter every five minutes? Read on. The Tunnel is here to help.
We’ve had a trawl of Twitter* and this is what you have (or have not) been missing recently:Cate Blanchett @UptonGirl
It’s official: ACT’s SkyWhale balloon to be renamed ‘TurtleTits’
Budgie Smugglers sent to Manus Island for processing.Fake German Mike Hussey @HerrCricket
Abbott, Bishop and Pell walk into a bar. You think they would have seen it.Clive Palmer @CliveFPalmer
Labor could go for early poll with @KRuddMP as leader because they fear Palmer United Party.Myer @MyStoreNotTheMusicBowl
Jennifer Hawkins something something whatever.
*Okay, only one of these tweets is real. Can you pick it?
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