Sunday 14 April 2013

Sunday Social (45)

Linking up with Ashley and Neely for the Sunday Social

We're talking about Twitter, my favourite internet time suck! Somedays I do nothing but sit and spend time with the world's longest conversation! 

1. When did you join twitter?
The handy website "When did you join Twitter?" tells me that it was the 14 May 2008. That sounds about right as it was a year after I joined Facebook (give or take). I wasn't an early adopter of social media!
2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?
Hard question. I like keeping up with what my friends are up to via Twitter. Also that is asking me to choose from nearly 200 people! I have excellent conversations and random musings with some very interesting people though:- @wombat37 for pure random thought; @dochackenbush because he posts cool artwork; @tomroyal because he is a fellow geek and posts pictures of his cats.
3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow?
I don't follow many celebs - I'm not very interested in what most of them have to say; and you practically never have conversations with them! I looked for the blue ticks (verified accounts) and about half were MPs (who I only follow for my armchair activism). I guess it's a close call between @NathanFillion as he tweets very random stuff and @EddieMcClintock as following him meant I bought the coolest Tshirt ever for the Better-Half (and thanks to @JodiBean328) for making that happen!
4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?
No, but as I hardly ever bother to tweet them that doesn't surprise me. After all, they are just one person with thousands of followers. If they replied I would suspect that they had an intern running their account!
5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow?
Oddly the only ones I ever have followed are tea related. Strange. I stopped most all as it was drowning out the conversation!

6. Give us three tweeps we should be following.
Well me, obviously! If you like to talk and see picture of cats and rainbows then I'm your girl @nat_mach. Also @CatFoodBreath - interesting (often funny) views of life from a cat. Finally (hard to do this, as I like all the tweets I read) I'll give you @catster - more cat tales and photos.
A percentage of my Tweets aren't me, they are services providing auto-updates; I let them do it as they are sites like Goodreads (what I'm reading), Raptr (what I'm playing), and Instagram and Blipfoto (what my camera is up to) - I hope people find these things interesting. Please do drop by and say hello on Twitter... we'll have a chat!