Scott Monty

 

Twitter has been on many minds of the new media / social media set recently, from improvements to Twitterfic to the FireFox add-on Tweetbar, to the desktop-based Twitteroo, Twittermap, Twittersearch, Twitterholic, Twitterbuzz, Twittervision...

Steve Rubel of Micropersuasion has been accused of being a bit Twitter-centric on his blog. He's all over Twitter and ranks #18 on Twitterholic. In his honor, I've developed a 12-step program for Twitterers who may have a bit of a problem...

Twitter 12-Step Program
  1. We admit that we are powerless over Twitter - that our lives have become unmanageable.
  2. Believe that an application greater than Twitter can restore us to sanity.
  3. Make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Rubel as we understand him.
  4. Take a fearless inventory of Twitter add-ons in our browsers.
  5. Admit to Rubel, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Be entirely ready to have Rubel remove all these defects of Gmail, IM and any other application supporting Twitter.
  7. Humbly ask him to remove us from his friends list.
  8. Make a list of all persons we have flamed, and be willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Make direct amends to such people wherever possible - in person - except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continue to take personal inventory, and when we are wrong, promptly admit it.
  11. Seek through blogging and del.icio.us bookmarks to improve our contact with Rubel as we understand him, blogging only for links to his widsom and the power to carry that out.
  12. Have a social media awakening as the result of these steps, try to carry this message to all Twitterers, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Apologies in advance to any true 12-step program. This is meant to be light-hearted.

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