The good thing about twitter

I thought I’d write a list of some of the great things I’ve got from twitter.

1. laughs

When I was in hospital last year, I started a parody account. I was bored, drugged and a little low. Actually: I was really bored, high as a kite and pretty depressed. Anyway, the account went off. I lmao’d, and it was so successful that it got suspended.

There was an interesting side effect to this:

2. friendship

One particular confidant in my twitter parody drama be came a good friend. In fact, he visited me in hospital. He is a really good guy. I have met loads of people in real life through twitter. It’s been great – because we met because of common interest.

3. free stuff

I have got loads of prizes and samples through twitter – but that’s not what’s exciting. Earlier this year I tweeted something like “Free train set. Pick up from Howick before 5.” + a picture and geotag.

My phone rang. “I’m calling about the trainset,” said a very small male voice. His name was Nelson. He was 9. Lived on the shore (that’s a really long way from Howick). He’d looked up my number in the whitepages. He and his dad came by a few hours later. I’ve never seen a happier kid.

I’ll probably think of more things later. I’ll add them in the comments.

One Comment to “The good thing about twitter”

  1. stevevoisey 30 September 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    updated: i found the legendary train set tweet!

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