Sunday, March 9, 2014
Send your favorite tweets my way! I'm really lazy.
This effort seemed to be well-received last week. So, I've decided to make it a regular-ish thing. At least until I'm sick of it.
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.
This effort would be infinitely more interesting if I heard from you about the 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 "famous or infamous?" Featuring The Hoff, foot fetishists and My Chemical Romance.
This tweet was posted at 10:41 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23. Yes, it's more than a week old, but it was just brought to my attention. I love it too much not to share it.
"I believe Ayn Rand's first love poem went: Roses are red/ violets are blue/ finish this poem yourself / you dependent parasite"
This tweet was posted at 9:51 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Remember my name. That's all I have to say.
"Kiss me, I’m Irene Cara"
This tweet was posted at 4:41 p.m. on Monday, March 18. I forgot this happened. Shocking.
"Catch up: David Hasselhoff returns to Berlin to battle developers and save the wall he helped topple"
This tweet was posted on 4:09 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Poor Mayor Bloomberg, so misunderstood.
"Life is like a box of chocolates. Mayor Bloomberg is okay with you enjoying it, but only in moderation."
This tweet was posted at 8:21 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. I support this effort. And, I'm guilty as charged.
"If we can unite on social media and do one thing this year, let it be to end the feet shots of people on vacation."
This tweet was posted at 5:13 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. The news is sad but true.
The New York Times
"Breaking News: Senate Adopts Its First Budget in Four Years, a $3.7 Trillion Plan"
This tweet was posted at 2:48 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. I had entirely forgotten about My Chemical Romance until laughing out loud while reading this tweet.
"My Chemical Romance has broken up, which I passively assumed had already happened around 6 years ago."
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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).