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A Tweet A Day Keeps Depression Away

I may be on to something…and then again, maybe not.  Twitter launched in March of 2006 (I know, I didn’t hear about it until much later either), so let’s just say 3 years ago.  Now, it took a while for it to gain popularity…let’s just say 1.5 – 2 years.  Here’s my thought…I noticed a lot of talk about the economy struggling and talk of bailouts around the same time that Twitter was gaining popularity.  There are many CEO’s and other high ranking company officials on Twitter.  Twitter’s peak hours are around Noon, which everyone should be at work by then (using US time zones).   The average age of everyone on Twitter is 37…which is working class age.  What does this all mean to me?  It means that quite possibly the downfall of the economy is due to the creation and popularity of Twitter and people Tweeting all day at work.

Is it possible that all of a company’s employees and officials are Tweeting all day long and avoiding real work.  Is the reason the economy is failing at the moment due to companies not being as productive as they once were.  I know of many people who do nothing at work all day and Tweet…I am not one of those people…but I do know plenty of them.  I tracked an individual last week for a day using twitteranalyzer.com and they sent over 60 tweets during work hours.  That may not seem like a lot, but if you take a minute to perfectly type each Tweet, and add on the time it takes to think of something creative to say, you have easily committed between 1-2 hours of time theft each work day…at least.

I guess it can also be said that an employee who wastes that much time all day on Twitter would find a way to waste just as much if Twitter did not exist, but that is a whole new topic in itself.  All I’m saying is, this could all be possible.  The downfall of society could all be caused by the spark that ignited the first Tweet.  The connection just seems too coincidental to me…either way you can follow me on Twitter @FriskyOneill.



Social Experiment: Ridin' Dirty

So yeah…I have made it almost through the whole day. Been around plenty of people, all of which I was around yesterday. I must be a very “blendy” person because they haven’t noticed my lil’ fashion faux pas. I am wearing the exact same thing as yesterday.

No this isn’t like the “oh, I have two pairs of those jeans” kind of things. I’m wearing exactly the same thing I was wearing yesterday. I didn’t even realize this until I was 5 minutes from work. I keep waiting for someone to say something…but nothing.

This makes me wonder if I’ve done this before. If I didn’t notice what I was putting on this morning, could that have happened more than once? This wouldn’t bother me so much if I wasn’t wearing everything today that I was wearing yesterday. I can remember times where I had worn the same jeans for 2 weeks straight…no big deal. They fit better that way anyway.

I’m thinking a social experiment is in order. I might just go home, wash my clothes, and wear the same thing again for the third day in a row. That way it won’t be nasty, but maybe I can finally get a reaction. If I don’t get a reaction…take it to day 4. I may just keep this going until people sit me down for an intervention. That could be fun. Although, anyone who knows me will know that I wouldn’t ever do that. It would be a wasted load of laundry and would cost money. I’m too cheap for that. So I’ve decided…if I do it…I’m gonna ride dirty.

This has been a message from Frisky O’Neill