I’ve taken to twittering. Not like a duck to water, you understand; you either get it or you don’t and I’m not sure that I do, so I’m not waving but bobbing. You follow someone doing something funereal and potentially interesting and chances are you get a torrent of repetitious, self-serving chimp-jabber. So having bobbed for a while I have now unfollowed not only the bores but also the glutinously mawkish. Most of them. Who wants to listen to people talking about themselves the whole time?
There’s potential in the twittersphere for a community of thanatophiles who inform and delight each other with news and views to flock together, so I’ll carry on chirping for a while and see how it goes. Apart from anything else it’s a good place to share news items that are too small to blog about.
Here, for example, are some of my yesterday’s tweets: