Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It's a snow day here in Portland, so I thought I would try something new. And, hopefully fun. Or, at least not boring.
As an obsessive Twitter user (I'll admit to it being my favorite social media channel), every week I notice at least a handful of tweets that grab my attention for a variety of reasons. They might be funny or insightful or, on occasion, even historic. What follows are some of my favorites from the past week—locally, nationally and internationally.
As you can see, I've even included one of mine, just to get the ball rolling. Or, the tweets tweeting. Or, something. Sorry, I'm overtired.
What would be much more interesting would be to hear from you about what tweets you like and why. Send them to me on Twitter at @bobbbyg and I'll consider them for the next "Tweets of the Week."
Today's theme is "infallibility," featuring St. Patrick, Pope Francis and drones.
This tweet was posted at 8:48 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The story of my life.
"I had a dream I was single. I woke up and I was. Weird."
Pope Francis posted his first tweet to engage with his more than three million followers on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
"Dear Friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Pope Francis."
This tweet was posted in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17, 2013.
"Kiss Me, I'm Literally the Least Exotic Ethnicity in the World."
This tweet was posted at 7:08 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2003. It marks a tremendous shift in public sentiment around a controversial issue.
"Poll: The majority of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents under 50 support gay marriage"
The Washington Post
This tweet was posted at 1:24 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. I've heard something like it before on far too many occasions.
"'I'm still at the airport, actually'—A woman next to me on the train just now."
This tweet was posted at 7:50 a.m. On Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Obviously, the subject matter is topical. And, hilarious.
"I'm imagining that episode of Hill Street Blues where the morning briefing includes the decision about whether to send the drones aloft."
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Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002).
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His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).