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April 07 2010

Sean Maher joins Twitter. Jewel says it is him.

why haven't there been any posts about this?
Whedonesque doesn't want to cover that.
If anyone has any queries about coverage or lack or coverage do email us about it or check the deleted posts blog. We'd be happy to answer your questions.
I shouldn't be this excited :D
ah, my bad. to get back on topic, glad sean finally joined twitter :)
And so my plan to be the last human being on Earth not using Twitter moves one step closer to fruition.
Welcome Sean.
Nope. I will never use Twitter. On the other hand, I will be saving my last two tins, once I've eaten the Heinz beans out of 'em, to fashion a telephone amidst the armageddonic rubble of Los Angeles. So don't call me a Luddite, please.
You do know you're missing my epic Whedonesque twitter polls. Which even Miracle Laurie and Wil Wheaton have answered.
I've prepared an elaborate system to participate in your polls, Simon. The blue flag means "yes," the white flag means "no," and the red flag means "Spike." That should cover it, I think.
Celebrities cannot get enough of Simon's Whedonesque twitter polls, they're like cocaine in the 80s. True fact.

Nope. I will never use Twitter.

OK, we may have a problem in that case SNT. There can be only one [last human being on Earth not using Twitter].
I'll badger Miracle into posting on Whedonesque one day.
And I'll miracle Badger into posting here one day. 1-2-3 . . .
Bear in mind that you get round to it everyone will have moved on. Bit like Bebo and Myspace.
I love Twitter. It's completely pointless. Like all good things on the internet. I think Caroline put it best, it's web IRC with even more idling than before.
Yeah, never really dug the text chatting, the novelty of "A/S/L ?" every 5 minutes wore off pretty quickly. It was fine when it was all we had but now most net users have bandwidth - why pretend we're all still stuck on dial-up with 1200 baud modems ?

I mean it's huge so it's probably just fuddy-duddyism but like a proper old duffer, I just don't "get" it. Who cares if you just bought a loaf of bread or saw a pigeon shit on a Ferrari ? What's left of your life for yourself if you share absolutely every detail of your existence ?

Also, get off my lawn you damn kids with your Walkmans and diddy boppers ...
Speaking of which, let's have a Twitterexchange(tm)(c)(r)! I'm imaginatively called gossi and I tweet about TV and nonsense.

[ edited by gossi on 2010-04-07 23:10 ]
"Walkmans" just had me laughing out loud a bit hysterically in my office. People now know I am crazy (er). Stop that, Saje.

Oh, and I adore twitter. I'm there spewing crap at my poor followers day and night.
Sorry TamaraC, didn't mean to blow your cover ;).

Ach, I dunno. Maybe I should try it before judging, normally I make an effort to do that (even tho' it'd mean ceding the "last human not using Twitter" position to SNT without so much as a shot fired). We'll see.
Hah! ;-). As for trying before judging, I tend to follow the wisdom of Sydney Smith: "I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so."

(More seriously, he also said, "Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything." Which I do believe to be true.) Happy for those who enjoy tweeting, really. Me, I like the quiet. At least, some of the time.
I'm also a non-Twitterer, and very happy to be so. The Whedonites who continue to join do get tempting, but I still resist!
ahh twitter love and hates. I dig it, I just like hearing the celebs news first, it's good for that. Or hearing the random crap they are doing, or eating, or watching.. that's always fun too.


ps - lets not dwell on poor Nick. (plus it was on here before) All I have to say on the matter is, if he doesn't show/Cancels the meet & greet in Columbus I am going to be one MADMOFO.
I just love that the caption can say "Jewel says..." and we all know who that is and that she's a trustworthy source.

I generally avoid Twitter. I'm enough of an internet addict as is.
Oh, Luke, no Twitter and with the Marmite. Sigh. You're not a Luddite, you're an iconoclast, you march to your own drummer, you do your own thang, you're true to yourself, okay okay okay. When I welcomed Sean this morning (Apr 7), he had 900+ followers. When I got home from work today, he had 7,309. Like I said at the place by the thing SNT will never appear in, Never underestimate the draw of a Big Damn Hero. ✈ ✈ ✈
Yeah, never really dug the text chatting, the novelty of "A/S/L ?" every 5 minutes wore off pretty quickly. It was fine when it was all we had but now most net users have bandwidth - why pretend we're all still stuck on dial-up with 1200 baud modems ?

One of the interesting things about twitter is how it forces its users into expressing themselves in a confined space (having just those 140 characters makes you really pick and choose what it is, exactly, you want to say and how best to say it.) It also has some really neat connotations when employed specifically by creative professional types.

Overtly artistic people (writers and performing artists foremost among them) tend to like emoting to others - especially while they are actively engaged in the creative process. Twitter, by virtue of its built-in brevity and simplicity, can act as an excellent venue wherein one can express the occasional bubbles of creative energy that boil to the surface of the psyche, while under the influence of the creative spirit, without having to fully disengage - mentally speaking - from the actual task at hand. Reading a person's twitter feed and seeing what they do/don't choose to say while they are otherwise occupied can provide a fascinating view into what it is forms that person's stream of consciousness.
Interesting point brinderwalt though it'd have carried more weight if you'd made it in 140 characters ;).

(More seriously, he also said, "Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything." Which I do believe to be true.)

Sure (the things of which i'm ignorant could fill ... well, I can't estimate because then i'd have to know what i'm ignorant of ;). But i've actually judged it, that's what I try to avoid. Not just decided "Nah" and filed it under "I don't know but it doesn't seem for me".

(and surely you don't like Marmite SNT, say it ain't so ! You seem like such a sensible fellow ;)

[ edited by Saje on 2010-04-08 06:44 ]
Saje Well, I'm pretty sure I'm younger than you, so...by that reasoning, I'll be the last human alive not to Twit. Teeter. Twiddle? Whatever it is all the hip folk are doing.

It probably also helps that I have nearly zero friends, so would have no one following my pathetic excuse for a life. (Seriously: "Came home. Checked email. Crashed on couch. Watched [TV show of the evening]." BO-RING!)

I used to do the chatroom scene, back when Callahan's Place still had an active room. Man, that was so long ago now I don't even remember where it was hosted! But that was fun, especially on Punday Nights.

I use Y!M with my two internet friends. One I just chat with, while w/the other I'm involved in a complicated, complex, multi-character RPG w/several Buffy'verse characters.

Oh, and...believe it or not, some of us are still on dial-up. Matter of cost more than choice.

As for "keeping up with X celebrity" - I check his official site maybe twice a month to see what's coming up. But since I don't have cable it doesn't really matter, since unless it's a movie I won't get to see it. He has a Twitter account, but the last time he used it was March 7th. Prior to that his last post was October 14th. So...following this particular actor wouldn't get me news faster than checking his site would.
There's a Deleted Items Blog?
Great article by Margaret Atwood: "How I learned to love Twitter."

"The Twittersphere is an odd and uncanny place. It's something like having fairies at the bottom of your garden."

I don't use Facebook now, or much of any other social media anymore. Twitter (in tandem with Twitpic) kinda does it all for me, and I don't have to navigate all over Hell's Little Half-Acre, nor reject anybody's invitation to join their Mafia Family.

Not surprisingly, I'm QuoterGal on Twitter. Some days I yak away, and sometimes I disappear for days. But I'm (almost always) friendly. ; >
There's a Deleted Items Blog?


Has been for quite a while now. You'll find the link on the right hand side of the front page.
I don't think you mean "Jewel says it is him," I think you mean, "Jewel Staites it is him."

*ducks*

[ edited by WilliamTheB on 2010-04-08 09:49 ]
Aha I see the link now :)
I can take or leave Twitter and use it infrequently. But if I'd never gone over there, I never would have asked Warren Ellis a question and gotten a response that floored me. Or talked to Melanie Mayron a few times. Jane Fonda's yakkin' her head off from time to time. Brent Spiner sent me a message and Spacey, or his people, answered a question. All the Whedon peeps. Kind of kicky. And you're always in suspense as to what Nathan Fillion will say next. Especially after offering himself to Sandra Bullock. Sean, your challenge to measure up is great!
Pfft, all of that is achievable with several thousand pounds in airfares, extreme "dedication" and one or two felony kidnapping charges so I still don't see the point of Twitter.

Saje Well, I'm pretty sure I'm younger than you, so...by that reasoning, I'll be the last human alive not to Twit.

Ah, but I may be more stubborn ;) - it's only death after all.

I don't use Facebook now, or much of any other social media anymore.

Me neither ! Except for the "anymore" part. Short-circuited the using Twitter instead though, see ? Maybe i'm actually ahead of my time, like a really early adopter of the next Next Big Thing ?
Saje, (GASP) ...and one or two felony kidnapping charges so I still don't see the point of Twitter.

You may not like Marmite but you must love the taste of prison food (Oh Dear, have I let the cat out of the bag?).
C'mon, it's only a felony or two. Wait, which one's the bad one again ?

Re: da big house, the food is a draw fer sure but there's also the element of undergoing some sort of Zen epiphany (it's possible i've just watched too much 'Life' but that seems pretty unlikely, I bet all prison experiences are like that).
I have to admit, I'm not that keen on hob-nobbing with the hoi polloi, so I'll have to visit you with a file in a cake. :=)
Nope. I will never use Twitter.

You're missing out on all the fun. It's fun reading Nathan and Eliza's postings -- some of Nathan's tweets are quote-worthy.

That said, I don't use it often. Facebook is a bit more fashionable, but like Twitter, I don't use it too terribly often. I like some privacy in my life.
Wow. I feel for Sean, should he check out this thread on Whedonesque. 40 posts, but only 3 are about him. At least we're no longer joking about him being chained up in Joss' basement.
Hey, we still don't have visual confirmation that he's not.
Presumably he can now tweet and tell us. "I actually AM chained up in Joss Whedon's basement, please send help" is well under the limit.
LOL you should ask him Saje - looks like he's actually using twitter to talk to fans

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