Posts Tagged ‘microblogging’

Earlier this year I debated the pros and cons of Twitter for personal use, and determined that one must have a whole lot of personality to justify tweeting (especially in addition to blogging, vlogging, facebook-ing, and whatever else most internet denizens are up to these days).

Since January, I have been converted.

I still stand by the statement that even people with interesting lives can have boring tweets, but I’ve come to see the microblogging platform as a great vehicle for following trend patterns and networking in the fashion industry (to name one of many twitter-saturated creative fields).  In this link post, I give you the Russian nesting doll of blogging (a microblog within a blog): The best of fashion’s twitterati in 140 characters or less:

1) Me. For obvious reasons including, but not limited to, my daily tweets on fashion faux pas seen on the streets. Search #SOTS for deets.

(Side note: I can’t believe I just used the word “deets”, but 140 character limitations will do strange things to one’s  love of the English language.)

2) Chictopia. The self-stylists’ place to be. Also, a little birdie told me they offer extra chic points to followers…

3) Modcloth. Follow the online retailer for regular chances to will free clothing and accessories!

4) Threadbanger. Bangin’ threads, or at least some great video tutorials to teach yourself how to make them.

5) 7X7_Glamwatch. 7X7 Magazine keeps the twit-o-sphere in the loop on all the goings on in San Francisco’s fashion circles.

6) BurdaStyle. The open source sewing mecca, now available in 140 character bursts of awesome!

7) DinoRay.  The SF Fashion Examiner always has something witty to say about this fine city — most of it fashion related…

8) ShotwellSF. Constantly tweeting about their awesome in-store events, now you can get your vintage fix on the go with their tweets.

9) HarputsMarket. Harputs is what heaven looks like. Don’t miss out on their merchandise updates and fashion tip tweets.

10) DiabloCody. Okay, so she’s not strictly “fashion”, but who can deny the movie that spawned a thousand nerd-chic teen fashion choices?

See?  Even I’ll admit that Twitter isn’t actually the devil.  Just remember to tweet responsibly, and avoid mixing with alcohol.


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Hello readers (aka. Dino and my mother).

With the start of a new year and new blog, I’ve been considering joining the “micro-blogging” cluster fuck that is Twitter.  Last year I finally took the plunge and joined the social media orgy they call Facebook!  Now that I’ve finally gotten used to digitally pelting my friends and family with information about who I know, where I’m going, who I voted for, and what bad costuming decisions I made last Halloween, I think I might finally be ready to tweet (scientifically proven fact: internet phrases always sound better if you avoid saying them out loud).

What keeps me from signing up, however, is the rather rational fear that Twitter annoys far more people than it amuses.  I love the concept of brands, bands, and venues using Twitter as an instant e-vite of sorts, but can’t rationalize its use for the individual.  So, tell me: What do you think of Twitter?  Are there any circumstances under which it doesn’t make you look like a self-important ass?  Do you have one and are you currently feeling guilty about it?  For your perusal, I have collected a few of my favorite twitters (tweets?…twats?) thus far — the main reasons I have not yet succumb to using this immensely popular micro-blogging platform.

JhonenV, comic book artist and creator of Invader Zim:
That dream again, where the headphones are nailed to my head playing ‘Enter Sandman’ and I’m having angry sex with a howling party clown.

Lance Armstrong, 7 time Tour de France winner:
Mr. T had better be involved…

Shaquille O’Neil basketball player (and political comentator?):
The obama speech, wow, was dat memorized, very impressive, im jealous

Kevin Smith, fimmaker:
Just woke up. Am taking the morning dump.

(If you’re interested in wasting more of your time reading the menial things that celebrities do, check out Famous Tweet.)

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