Monday, April 13, 2009

I did like the little girl with the green poo

I believe my social networking world is now complete, so I don't need any more hints about joining Twitter or Facebook. And here's why.

I will always be a fan of blogger; I am sneaking up on 4 years of blogging on a pretty regular basis. I can blather on as much as I like and am only limited by keeping in mind that nobody wants to read posts that are waaay too long. I can steal pictures from the internet and display them proudly and I can link and share and embed -
it's a full meal deal. Even better, I can read all the profound thoughts of my bloggy friends and admire the pictures they are stealing off the internet.

But sometimes you want something snappy and immediate, like Twitter only better. Enter, where you get to play DJ and send little 150 character messages to people with each song. And to make it even more highly addictive, you can get your ego stroked when people give you props for your song choices and start adding you as a favourite DJ. Perfect for the music snobs among us.

So what I am saying is that I now have my bases covered, and am pretty much ensured that I will get no more work done for the rest of my life.

If I were on Twitter, however, this is how I would review the two movies we watched this weekend - Synechdode New York, Scynecdoche, Synecdocke, that Philip Seymour Hoffman vehicle, and Choke, respectively:

"everybody dies, remain perplexing while doing so"
"the six foreskins of Jesus flummox historical theme park worker sex addict"

Hey, what did you do this weekend?


Wandering Coyote said...

I have heard of Blip.FM and now I am feeling like I should check it out. But, I have also just discovered iTunes DJ, which rocks my world - literally - and I'm not sure I want my playlists public (I have a phobia of being judged for my musical tastes...long story...).

Have you heard of That's another good music site.

word verification = buzzes

Sean Wraight said...

@badtemperedzombie, everythingispop has given you props for your excellent post and has reblipped your blip. @everythingispop has also dedicated his favourite song to you lynrd skynard- 03 remix freebird- freedom fries remix).

Good God Barb, our addictions are catching up to our nerdiness!

Gotta love though. And I think your word verification described my Easter weekend. "oinkensi"


mister anchovy said...

facebook, what's facebook?

John Mutford said...

Still haven't checked out Blip, but okay already! I'll go see...

John Mutford said...

Still haven't checked out Blip, but okay already! I'll go see...

Wandering Coyote said...

OK, caved and joined Blip. My username is WanderingCoyote

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The Resident Offspring uses sometimes, Wandering Coyote. We tend to utilize difference sites from one another.
I didn't know about itunes DJ - sounds fun!

Freebird!! And the freedom fry edition to boot, Sean! Doesn't get any groovier than that. I am currently working on a time machine to allow me to indulge all my nerdy addictions to their fullest.
"oikensi" sounds German for "do you oink?"

That's what I have been wondering for years, Mr Anchovy.

Saying it twice won't make it happen, John! Hahaha it's fun, try it!

Yes! Another victim, er player! I shall be right over to say hi, Wandering Coyote, and I will leave all my judgmental tendencies at home.

Remi said...

I remain staunchly anti-twitter. I do facebook though and I like it. This Blip.FM thing has me kind of intrigued. Maybe there is a new addiction out there for me, after all.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There is always a new addiction waiting for you, Remi. You might find some music that you have been searching for a long time.

Johnny Yen said...

Although I Facebook, I'm with you on Blogger. Facebook is no substitute. And I don't think you'll ever catch me Twittering. Facebook is plenty facile enough for me.

Serah said...

i am supposed to have an epic ipod battle some time in my near future...i really should be investigating all channels for that.
i could be fun or crushing?! not sure how i will fair - it could be the ultimate deal breaker...but i'm still willing to giver.
i am pretty sure it will be a well matched battle.

i like that i can post whatever i want on blogger and although people could technically find it; they have to decipher what i've written to really get to anything (also like the photo stealing option)

S.M. Elliott said...

Well, there's something to be said for brevity (those reviews are awesome), but to me Twitter and Facebook are just online texting. Blogging is nuanced and complex by comparison. I'm sticking with it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't see a reason for me to Twitter, either, Johnny Yen. I'm sure nobody wants to know that I am watching Daily Planet RIGHT NOW or something. would be a really good resource for practicing up for your ipod battle, Serah. There's all manner of stuff on there, from the esoteric to the lamest of the lame.

You have put your thumb on it exactly, SME! Online txting is precisely right. And you need real words and sentences to get the subtleties across.

justacoolcat said...

The problem with Blip is how it posts messages to Twitter so yesterday it tricked me and I was convinced you signed up for Twitter, only to have to cry myself to sleep when I noticed you hadn't/

Gifted Typist said...

I just saw on the blog I visited before this one.

Funny, I find FAcebook boring now that I'm onto Twitter. Perhaps Twitter too will become boring once I get going on

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There I go disappointing you again, JustA. It never ends.

Pretty soon we will all be using ZIP or something, Gifted, where you just think messages to people. There, I just ZIPped you!

Dale said...

I went to NY for the weekend and had a blast. I've heard of this blip. I thought it was a reference to what happens when I decide to finally update my blog. I'm not into the Twitter/Facebook thing either and applaud your Blogger loyalty Barbara.

I enjoyed Choke and found it less disturbing than the book but haven't seen the NY one yet although I'm mighty curious about it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oooh I hope you have some NY stories, Dale! COming over to your place to find out.

I thought Choke was quite a decent movie, that NY one was depressing as hell. Oh the futility of life!