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June 21, 2010

Celebrity Tweet of the Day

This morning, Rob Lowe tweeted:

Hey all, anyone know the name of the first #westwing episode? (After the Pilot). Am on the Euro-star to London, have a bet with a guy.
Hee! (The answer, of course, is "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.")

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May 27, 2010

History, Live on Twitter

One of my favorite unconventional uses of Twitter is reading history tweeted real time. Here are two accounts I like. Know of others? Let me know and I'll do a follow-up.

@Kennedy1960: Follow John F. Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail in 1960. This is a project of the Kennedy Library; tweets are based on schedules and diaries in their archives.

@UKWarCabinet: As they say in their bio: "Watch WWII unfold day by day through original Cabinet Papers from 1940 held at The National Archives." You can learn more about the Cabinet Papers here. (Thanks to Liz for telling me about this one!)

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March 02, 2010

Famous Person You Should Follow on Twitter: Tim Matheson

(Yes, this is going to become another Occasional Series, I guess. A lot of celebrities have boring Twitter accounts, but there are some who are actually interesting/talk to fans/etc. I shall tell you who.)

Who: Tim Matheson
Twitter account: @Tim_Matheson
Why he's famous: He was Hoynes on The West Wing and has done a million other things. He's directing some of the new show Code 58.
Why you should follow him: He has a nice mix of everyday life stuff and updates on his various projects. (Some of us are following anyone affiliated with Code 58. Ahem.) But the best part is that he occasionally delves into politics and is perhaps better at it than Hoynes was.
Sample tweet: "Jim Bunning isn't acting alone.He's not running for reelection so he can be "point man" when doing the dirty work for ALL Republicans."

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February 22, 2010

Why I Love Twitter, I

I honestly don't understand people who hate Twitter or who swear it's completely useless. I mean, if you don't want to use it, fine, your loss. But some people apparently feel the need to hold Twitter up as this completely useless thing, and - no. It isn't. Anyway, all that is by way of saying that this is the first of an occasional series of posts giving examples of the entertaining and/or useful aspects of Twitter.

Let's start with a silly one. The other night, a friend was swearing that the Conehead sundae at Friendly's was a wizard. His wife and I knew that it was obviously a clown, but he wouldn't budge. So she and I both asked @EatAtFriendlys, the official Friendly's Twitter account, for a ruling. And we were correct. Hah.

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