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Hi MeFites on Twitter! Other MeFites on Twitter would like to meet you! If you want to follow Twittering MeFites read this thread! If you want to be followed by Twittering MeFites post your username to this thread!

I'm @arthurwyatt by the way. Mainly I Twitter about the same crap I post to MeFi about - comics, computers, UK stuff etc... plus what my daughter/the cat is up to. Who are you?

(No outing of other peoples Twitter accounts please)
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM (308 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

I am, rather creatively, NoraReed. I get so many spam followers that I don't really pay attention to new people anymore, so if you follow me please say hi!
posted by NoraReed at 1:52 PM on May 4, 2010


I am boo_radley.
posted by boo_radley at 1:53 PM on May 4, 2010


I am not cortex on twitter, I am joshmillard.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:54 PM on May 4, 2010


and I am keithpille.
posted by COBRA! at 1:55 PM on May 4, 2010


You might want to keep an eye on the Recent Tweets by MeFites page as well.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:57 PM on May 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


username
posted by Burhanistan at 1:59 PM on May 4, 2010


I am adoxography. And seconding NoraReed's "please say hi!" or I probably won't see you there.
posted by digitalprimate at 1:59 PM on May 4, 2010


@mwhybark

good idear, art.
posted by mwhybark at 2:00 PM on May 4, 2010


Wow, who built that recent tweets page?
posted by digitalprimate at 2:00 PM on May 4, 2010


michaelhoffman
posted by grouse at 2:01 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm ebertchicago
posted by stet at 2:02 PM on May 4, 2010 [16 favorites]


Confound it! Once again caught in my web of lies
posted by stet at 2:02 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


who built that recent tweets page?

We did! 2 years ago or so.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:02 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @conniptions over there, blethering on about music, games, random nonsense and, lately, a lot of UK politics stuff.
posted by motty at 2:03 PM on May 4, 2010


(...and I really wish I could change my mefi user name to adoxography - this digitalprimate identity is so last millennium)
posted by digitalprimate at 2:06 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @alan_maguire. If you follow me I apologise in advance for ranting about Pat Kenny every Monday night. He's just so infuriating you see.
posted by minifigs at 2:08 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


heyho58356, but I just read other people's tweets sporadically and rarely do any tweeting myself. So by following me, what you're really saying is, "Hey, ho, look at ME!" And I might, rabbit... I might.
posted by heyho at 2:08 PM on May 4, 2010


IS THIS SOMETHING I WOULD...

Oh nevermind, I'm @JoanArkham.
posted by JoanArkham at 2:08 PM on May 4, 2010


andlewis
posted by blue_beetle at 2:09 PM on May 4, 2010


jordan_harper


It's mostly about my writing and the show I work for. Plus music.
posted by Bookhouse at 2:10 PM on May 4, 2010


Thebearwife there. But I last tweeted at mathowie to get better soon . . . in November 2009. So not exactly a busy twitterer.
posted by bearwife at 2:11 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm shmegegge. I don't post much.

actually, at the NYC meetup on sunday, a few people and I were just talking about how BitterOldPunk's twitter feed is awesomeness on a stick. It's basically all full of cats, political anger, country and punk music and awesome food.
posted by shmegegge at 2:11 PM on May 4, 2010 [6 favorites]


@danielreetz
posted by fake at 2:16 PM on May 4, 2010




@khaibit2763
posted by khaibit at 2:17 PM on May 4, 2010


@lukedones

At least one tweet a day is about MetaFilter, so this may go recursive real fast.
posted by lukemeister at 2:18 PM on May 4, 2010


alynnk. Creative, I know.
posted by alynnk at 2:18 PM on May 4, 2010


It's on my profile page. I'd rather not say it here and have Google index it.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:19 PM on May 4, 2010


I have two twitter accounts, one for me * and one for ad-dicted alter ego * - I don't check my new followers list very often, and I do speak a lot of Swedish and nonsens.. so yaknow.... it might be an aquired taste ... but knock yourselves out, I like making new twitter friends!
posted by dabitch at 2:20 PM on May 4, 2010


"Twittering MeFites" sounds like a Throbbing Gristle cover band
posted by Kirk Grim at 2:21 PM on May 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


IndigoRain, next time you can try the dabitch-method of totally borking simple links, it works just as well. heh
posted by dabitch at 2:22 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna hold out on letting my virtual realities collide for a while longer, as I imagine fondly that I'm somehow maintaining a low profile on the scary webses, my preciousssss
posted by infini at 2:22 PM on May 4, 2010


@fixgear because "fixedgear" was not available.
posted by fixedgear at 2:22 PM on May 4, 2010


I am @middleclasstool.
posted by middleclasstool at 2:23 PM on May 4, 2010


Yeah, be careful about following that @arthurwyatt guy though. He's always saying stuff that will make you snort with laughter at the most inappropriate times. @joshmillard is pretty awful about this as well.

I @iconomicon, on the other hand, promise to never, ever say anything funny or useful.
posted by quin at 2:23 PM on May 4, 2010


hmm I like the dabitch's idea too.. lessee if I can get infini on twitter unless I'm socked puppet IRL
posted by infini at 2:24 PM on May 4, 2010


GuyZero.

ha ha! but sadly twitter's actual GuYZero and guyzero.com are not me. :(
posted by GuyZero at 2:24 PM on May 4, 2010


bphollebone, but I pretty much only use it to play Echo Bazaar.
posted by bonehead at 2:25 PM on May 4, 2010


julenesque, now featuring exciting local traffic and news updates, random non sequiturs, and of course, snippy comments about tv.
posted by julen at 2:25 PM on May 4, 2010


Literally just made a personal account. zarq2010. I do already have one for work, but it's only used for following.
posted by zarq at 2:28 PM on May 4, 2010


Yeah, I guess it is possible that being on this page will incrementally increase the number of spam follows you receive.

On the other hand, it's twitter - you're going to get spam follows.
posted by Artw at 2:28 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


dirtdirt
posted by dirtdirt at 2:28 PM on May 4, 2010


LynNever
posted by Lyn Never at 2:33 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm bentbacktulips. Yep. See what I did there?
posted by bent back tulips at 2:34 PM on May 4, 2010


I am @ambrosiamonkey, because ambrosia was taken.

There are also all kinds of "metafilter" lists floating around twitter too.
posted by ambrosia at 2:35 PM on May 4, 2010


On the other hand, it's twitter - you're going to get spam follows.

er, password protect your account, mayhaps,, and ruthlessly deny every busty follower request?

and even those slightly skeevy ones who seem shady biz int types to me beady little apophenic eyes
posted by infini at 2:36 PM on May 4, 2010


functionorform
posted by functionequalsform at 2:37 PM on May 4, 2010


While we're here, can someone explain spam follows to me? How is that useful for spammers?
posted by Bookhouse at 2:37 PM on May 4, 2010


PrincessV .. that's me!
posted by VioletU at 2:39 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @qvantamon. Brew stuff, my irrelevant opinions about movies or games, Metafilter reposts for the benefit of my less enlightened friends, one-line jokes.
posted by qvantamon at 2:40 PM on May 4, 2010


@gucky
posted by Gucky at 2:40 PM on May 4, 2010


...and ruthlessly deny every busty follower request?

But they said they were my friend!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:41 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


While we're here, can someone explain spam follows to me? How is that useful for spammers?

Some dude with a porn website or stripper cam will follow a bunch of accounts based on their posting in popular topics. A user sees that a new person is following, then clicks on that profile. From there, they can get to the pr0n (or MLM horseshit or whatever). It works on the same volume model as email spam.

Twitter has gotten pretty good about removing these people quickly, though.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:41 PM on May 4, 2010


But they said they were my friend!

oh, you were buying $15 drinks again were you?
posted by infini at 2:42 PM on May 4, 2010


A user sees that a new person is following, then clicks on that profile.

See, this here is the step I never thought of, because if I don't know a person who is following me, it wouldn't occur to me to click on their profile.
posted by Bookhouse at 2:42 PM on May 4, 2010


there's worse, the ones with 40K followers and 50K follows - like WTF people, don't even bother, I'd rather have three people follow me that want to than the fucked up metrics of success guys...


and when did MeFi stop the twitter hating? ;p
posted by infini at 2:44 PM on May 4, 2010


oh, you were buying $15 drinks again were you?

She said I was funny.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:44 PM on May 4, 2010


While we're here, can someone explain spam follows to me? How is that useful for spammers?

And also many people, in the beginning at least, had their default setting to automatically follow back people who followed them, so it's kind of like link spam feeding into SEO algorithms.

And also, some folks (ahem) use it for competitive intelligence and other even more esoteric types of market research.
posted by digitalprimate at 2:44 PM on May 4, 2010


Yeah, apparently even if you sign up as @ImAPr0nB0tAndWillGiveYouInternetHerpes and you follow a million people there are a tiny fraction of users who will think you are a real person and that your links might be something worthwhile, and the 99.999% of users not that dumb get to scrape off stupid bots every so often as fallout from that.
posted by Artw at 2:45 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


(I am not a Pr0n B0t and will not give you internet herpes, BTW)
posted by Artw at 2:46 PM on May 4, 2010


loresjoberg
posted by lore at 2:46 PM on May 4, 2010


Tweet @ooga_booga and he will rejoinder unto thee.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:47 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm CaduceusIV, because some Dutch dude who hasn't posted for a year is camping Caduceus. Someday, asshole...
posted by Caduceus at 2:50 PM on May 4, 2010


She said I was funny.

but was she willing to spouse you, eh? eh?





other even more esoteric types of market research.

sting always said taht they love their children too, so much so that I notice if I sneeze bitly tells me so albeit I've not yet figured out who slipped through
posted by infini at 2:50 PM on May 4, 2010


I guess I could try and make the link work: CaduceusIV
posted by Caduceus at 2:51 PM on May 4, 2010


and when did MeFi stop the twitter hating?

Right around the time I found out I could follow Simon Pegg, Nathan Fillion, and Milla Jovovich. They are hugely entertaining reads, and once I was in for a penny, I was in for a pound.
posted by quin at 2:53 PM on May 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


I am @joethedough.
posted by Jofus at 2:55 PM on May 4, 2010


@destroyer
posted by pwally at 2:56 PM on May 4, 2010


kevinskomsvold
posted by Kskomsvold at 2:56 PM on May 4, 2010


but was she willing to spouse you, eh? eh?

Only if I spent $15 on favorites.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:57 PM on May 4, 2010


gnfti
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:58 PM on May 4, 2010


Right around the time I found out I could follow Simon Pegg, Nathan Fillion, and Milla Jovovich.

Yeah, comedians make up a huge percentage of the people I follow. Patton Oswalt, Eddie Peppitone, Conan O'Brien. I think Twitter might be Sarah Silverman's natural medium.
posted by Bookhouse at 3:02 PM on May 4, 2010


I think Twitter might be Sarah Silverman's natural medium.

I used to have a no-clebs rule for my twitter follows, she’s definitely one of the people who has eroded that.
posted by Artw at 3:07 PM on May 4, 2010


Thanks for posting this, Artw!

I'm @brundlefly.
posted by brundlefly at 3:10 PM on May 4, 2010


Boring old me.
posted by jbickers at 3:12 PM on May 4, 2010


@unicornrockstar
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:13 PM on May 4, 2010


@contrariwise
posted by contrariwise at 3:16 PM on May 4, 2010


I am @the_real_mkb (or @nynexrepublic but that's a bit special purpose)
posted by mkb at 3:16 PM on May 4, 2010


@gaspode_
posted by gaspode at 3:19 PM on May 4, 2010


@collectdust
posted by nadawi at 3:19 PM on May 4, 2010


Bondcliff2008
posted by bondcliff at 3:22 PM on May 4, 2010


@d
posted by defenestration at 3:23 PM on May 4, 2010


darn hugbucket


anyway, I need some advice on how to manage more than one twitter account since you are all tempting me to join in the fun, I have been using the twitter home page directly, either through the PC or the mobile (not iPhone) by going online and also through bitly

managing two accounts seems to be painful but apparently there's stuff out there one can use


(hmm, a pony? can we do that for sockpuppets so I can get a few too?)
posted by infini at 3:23 PM on May 4, 2010


@ellieBOA, I am sporadic at posting though.
posted by ellieBOA at 3:24 PM on May 4, 2010


@goingforbaroque

My tweets are protected, and it's a terribly exclusive list to get on, but I'm sure your application will get fair consideration. Especially if you favorite this commet.
posted by greekphilosophy at 3:27 PM on May 4, 2010 [11 favorites]


silly greekphilosophy... I can just follow onefellswoops list and its a workaround... ta da... ;p
posted by infini at 3:32 PM on May 4, 2010


NickJadlowe
posted by nickjadlowe at 3:33 PM on May 4, 2010


@zsige. I realised too late that yes, Twitter does preserve capitalisation in usernames, so I could have had the nicely symmetrical shape of my name there as well. But no.
posted by ZsigE at 3:38 PM on May 4, 2010


Dktr_Sus here ... sporadic, political, arbitrary, obdurate tweets ...... but NEVER about food!

does this mean that you all are going to beat me in re-tweeting mefites's cool link finds?
posted by Surfurrus at 3:38 PM on May 4, 2010


@hell0jed

I typically post art I do, and screenshots of programs I'm working on, plus swearing (lots) so if you like cute things with four letter words, right on.
posted by hellojed at 3:38 PM on May 4, 2010


Also, yaaaay — new non-famous strangers to follow. Don't let me down, MeFites!
posted by defenestration at 3:40 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


najuu. I immediately forget my own tweets after I post them. I can only speculate that they read like I'm constantly drunk and incoherent.
posted by naju at 3:42 PM on May 4, 2010


vacapinta
Mostly about the food I eat, actually.
posted by vacapinta at 3:48 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm sperose but I don't tweet much.
posted by sperose at 3:50 PM on May 4, 2010


Predictively, I'm @k8lin.

I typically post stuff about information science, archives, social networks, and digital preservation.
posted by k8lin at 3:50 PM on May 4, 2010


I can only speculate that they read like I'm constantly drunk and incoherent.

You use the subjunctive where I'd use the declarative mood.
posted by digitalprimate at 3:56 PM on May 4, 2010


Sorry. I'm drunk and incoherent.
posted by naju at 4:02 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @KyleAlbert.
posted by kylej at 4:02 PM on May 4, 2010


I have a Mom blog and post stuff geared to that (It won't hurt my feelings if that doesn't appeal to you). Also Metafilter- and Roger Ebert- and Terry Pratchett-related type goodness.

I'm pretty active on Twitter as @coolmomsrule.
posted by misha at 4:04 PM on May 4, 2010


Admiral Haddock.

I've started to migrate my tweets to my top secret account under my real name though... catch me if you can!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 4:04 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm eperea.
posted by Cobalt at 4:07 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm not very active, but here I am.
posted by Jaltcoh at 4:08 PM on May 4, 2010


Personal me is at HoraceRumpoleMF. Work me is at my real name (see profile) with an underscore in between. I am trying to be careful not to cross the streams, lest my cyberstalker/dad discover my Metafilter identity, at which point I will be forced to scrub the internet of all traces of my existence.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:13 PM on May 4, 2010


I am @DWRoelands. I tweet about theology, software development, gaming and parenting.
posted by DWRoelands at 4:14 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @flatluigi and I'm mostly posting mine to try to save cortex from y'all.
posted by flatluigi at 4:18 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm pattinichols and most of my tweets lately are about food and laundry, but sometimes they are funny and sometimes there are pictures.
posted by padraigin at 4:18 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm exactly who you'd think I'd be. I cuss a lot. I post pictures of the Best Cat Ever. And I frequently yearn aloud for various sandwiches, or praise sandwiches I have recently eaten.

(Thanks for the props, shmegegge!)
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:19 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am @KeirsteaDesigns. Nothing too exciting though, perfect for somebody with low expectations.
posted by lilkeith07 at 4:23 PM on May 4, 2010


I am

rainbowwarmers

I only do it when I'm inebriated or walking! It is good times! I will attempt to follow some of you.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 4:24 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm potch! I make attempts to be witty, with varying levels of success, and talk about nerdy topics pretty often too.

I also talk about food and cooking on potch_eats.
posted by potch at 4:33 PM on May 4, 2010


Howdy I am @shawnstring (go figure) I complain about work a lot. Not very funny...but I try
posted by ShawnString at 4:38 PM on May 4, 2010


wheeeee gomichild .......
posted by gomichild at 4:42 PM on May 4, 2010


I am viralcreme. I love you all.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 4:43 PM on May 4, 2010


I am oPRAH.

Or maybe I am donajo. I do post about living my best life, though. Which usually includes what I had for breakfast, what TV show I'm watching, etc.
posted by donajo at 4:43 PM on May 4, 2010


@misskeli

It's set to private, but MeFi peeps are gladly added.
posted by keli at 4:47 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm sarahperiwinkle. If you follow me you will be added to my list entitled "mefites are awesome." Sometimes I post about nerdy stuff.
posted by sarahnade at 4:49 PM on May 4, 2010


@griph, but I'm private so just tell me you're from mefi when/if you follow me.
posted by griphus at 4:50 PM on May 4, 2010


my author self

sadly, I am much more active on twitter than I am on metafilter.
posted by changeling at 4:56 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @mostlymartha . Consider yourself warned, I'm one of those intolerable people who tweets what she cooks for dinner and complains about her cat.
posted by mostlymartha at 4:57 PM on May 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm tomblunt. If you follow me you also get my updates my tarot site and Meet The Lady.
posted by hermitosis at 5:01 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm not on Twitter .
posted by brownpau at 5:04 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


HAY GUYZ
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 5:06 PM on May 4, 2010


@tclancy - you'll be panning through a lot of New England-related sports talk to get to the good stuff. Let me know when you find it.
posted by yerfatma at 5:07 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm muckster. I also tweet lit news etc at fictionaut.
posted by muckster at 5:09 PM on May 4, 2010


@helloanne!
posted by drycleanonly at 5:13 PM on May 4, 2010


I am Leavitt. LeavittAlone.

Tell me what to do metafilter. I am your private Twitter, twitter for money...
posted by The Whelk at 5:17 PM on May 4, 2010



posted by not_on_display at 5:17 PM on May 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


@EarBucket
posted by EarBucket at 5:17 PM on May 4, 2010


Should have mentioned my tweets involve lots of food pics - don't look if you are hungry.
posted by gomichild at 5:18 PM on May 4, 2010


Not sure I have a proper focus. Over here it's a weird mix of cat pics, what drugs, guns, and aliens cases I'm working on, cooking stuff, and wondering how the Supreme Court will further pirate civil liberties while decrying judicial activism.
posted by *s at 5:18 PM on May 4, 2010


follow, hic, #mefi

oh what cornish game hens how lovely
posted by The Whelk at 5:18 PM on May 4, 2010


I am Brainy
posted by Brainy at 5:20 PM on May 4, 2010


I am offby1. In more ways than ... one.
posted by ChrisR at 5:23 PM on May 4, 2010


It's on my profile.
posted by WPW at 5:24 PM on May 4, 2010


I am @ander_jen.
posted by anderjen at 5:27 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm jefeweiss
posted by jefeweiss at 5:30 PM on May 4, 2010


@not_on_display Tweet more, goddammit.

Haha I just used the @ on MeFi like a noob!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:30 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I guess the cool kids are linking so Jefeweiss.

I can't believe all you people are using the @ symbol on Metafilter, didn't you get the memo?
posted by jefeweiss at 5:32 PM on May 4, 2010


Here I am! I'm sporadic but I am looking to get hooked on something else.
posted by Mister_A at 5:36 PM on May 4, 2010


@ardgedee, for those collecting us all like pokemon.
posted by ardgedee at 5:40 PM on May 4, 2010


Does Mister_A get anything for making the 140th comment in this thread?
posted by brundlefly at 5:41 PM on May 4, 2010


ufez

But really, most of my tweets are random cursing about things I can't change, whining about life, twitpics of my junk dog in various poses, and talking shit to yerfatma.

I mean, if I weren't me, I wouldn't follow me.
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:42 PM on May 4, 2010


Mister_A's comment is the 140th, so I guess that this thread is now closed.
posted by bru at 5:43 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Jinx!
posted by bru at 5:44 PM on May 4, 2010


jcjray
posted by jjray at 5:44 PM on May 4, 2010


I am bluffcityjk! Follow me or feel my wrath!

or my wreath. I haven't decided yet.
posted by JeffK at 5:48 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm doctorzira. I only have three followers. This may have something to do with the fact that I haven't made a tweet since November of 2009.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:50 PM on May 4, 2010


woo-hoo! I finally won something!
posted by Mister_A at 5:52 PM on May 4, 2010


I tweet under my name, which I don't want to drop here. Click my profile to find me. Don't expect much. The 140 character genre isn't my s
posted by Pater Aletheias at 5:54 PM on May 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


trong suit.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 5:54 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Good one, Pater!
posted by Mister_A at 5:57 PM on May 4, 2010


@danbruno, or @cruiseelroy if you want to see when I update my blog.
posted by danb at 5:58 PM on May 4, 2010


What?! ... I am only listed on six "mefi" lists? Where is the redundancy!
posted by Surfurrus at 6:00 PM on May 4, 2010


It's on my profile page. I'd rather not say it here and have Google index it.

Whoops forgot about that. Mine is in my profile, too. Mods, can you delete my previous comment in this thread?
posted by ignignokt at 6:00 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @moviehawk

...I'm so creative.
posted by moviehawk at 6:01 PM on May 4, 2010


Mods, can you delete my previous comment in this thread?

Done!
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:07 PM on May 4, 2010


Thanks for the plug, infini. I have added everyone who has poked their head up in this thread to my mefites list, which already had a buncha youze guyze. (I categorize everyone I follow on Twitter; my fictional characters list is pretty good too, and I'm following damn near every webcomicker who counts and a few who don't)

Me? oneswellfoop, but I haven't been nearly twitterpated enough lately. Some oldschoolers may recall wendelldotme but I'm just using that as a spam collector now.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:09 PM on May 4, 2010


It's gonna take a day or two to follow you all....
posted by digitalprimate at 6:11 PM on May 4, 2010


...and it may require two cars.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:18 PM on May 4, 2010


elder18. hit me up.
posted by elder18 at 6:30 PM on May 4, 2010


I am exactly where you would expect me to be. I will follow you if you don't tweet too much. My life is much more boring than you suspect.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:30 PM on May 4, 2010


@hamhoagie me
@shitbillhates
how my colleague hears me
posted by jivadravya at 6:30 PM on May 4, 2010


@rooschrader, and I'm probably going to just be posting more and more about my new job at the national library. So at least Jessamyn will like me.
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 6:53 PM on May 4, 2010


I used to tweet as @joshmillard until it became self aware. within minutes.

#HAMBURGER
posted by special-k at 6:55 PM on May 4, 2010


oh dear. I'm drunk again. And it's only 656 pm. Good thing I stopped tweeting.
posted by special-k at 6:56 PM on May 4, 2010


At least it's Friday somewhere. amirite??
posted by special-k at 6:59 PM on May 4, 2010


Tuesday? WTF. AMERICA? I'm sick of this shit. Screw you Libruls.
posted by special-k at 7:00 PM on May 4, 2010


BEHOLD!
posted by Artw at 7:01 PM on May 4, 2010


btw, this IPA is delicious. I'm sure rtha would approve. Favorite if applicable.
posted by special-k at 7:02 PM on May 4, 2010


@special-k: Dude, what you're doing is really not cool. This isn't your twitter stream.
posted by special-k at 7:05 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Shockingly, I'm tzikeh, but I can't imagine you'd want to follow me unless you want endless tweets about 1) White Collar; 2) atheism; 3) the stupidity of the American right; and 4) more White Collar.

(Also sometimes links to funny shit.)
posted by tzikeh at 7:05 PM on May 4, 2010


How do I designate Brandon Blatcher as my spouse on twitter??
posted by special-k at 7:08 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hey - how do you get included on the "recent Twitters (sic) by MeFites" page?
posted by tzikeh at 7:08 PM on May 4, 2010


Just add twitter as a thing in your profile.
posted by special-k at 7:09 PM on May 4, 2010


OH, duh, should have linked:

tzikeh
posted by tzikeh at 7:11 PM on May 4, 2010


BEHOLD!

The power of cheese?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:12 PM on May 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Mine is my username, except without the space. Be sure to tell me you're from here or I'll assume you're just trying to teach me about the Law of Attraction and goji berries.

on the recent tweets from mefites page I learned there is a mefite who apparently has the exact same real name as me, oh why am I Mr. Sparkle
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:13 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


@Metroidbabby ossum.
posted by special-k at 7:15 PM on May 4, 2010


Yeah, I don't want to affiliate my twitter handle w/ this account, but if you feel like following me for some reason, it's in my profile.
posted by leesh at 7:18 PM on May 4, 2010


@samfarrow
posted by Samuel Farrow at 7:23 PM on May 4, 2010


I almost never tweet these days. But @karthikram. I'll approve you. Fo Sho.
posted by special-k at 7:24 PM on May 4, 2010


I am @deezil
posted by deezil at 7:32 PM on May 4, 2010


Yeah, I don't want to affiliate my twitter handle w/ this account, but if you feel like following me for some reason, it's in my profile.

So you have affiliated your Twitter handle with your account.
posted by Jaltcoh at 7:33 PM on May 4, 2010


This is pretty hilarious, since the hate for twitter is so strong on MeFi. I had no idea. Now I must follow EVERY ONE OF YOU. not really

I wonder how many MeFites who only lurk here are super-chatty on Twitter.
posted by tzikeh at 7:33 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


@localhuman.
posted by localhuman at 7:35 PM on May 4, 2010


goodnewsfortheinsane: "gnfti"

That's nifty. (Or at least I read it that way.)

I promise that, if you do not use the same username here as on Twitter, I will forget your mefi ID and may have to ask you. But oh well. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 7:37 PM on May 4, 2010


I am, unsurprisingly, @heeeraldo.
posted by heeeraldo at 7:43 PM on May 4, 2010


So you have affiliated your Twitter handle with your account.

Profile pages don't get indexed by Google. MetaTalk does. There's linking and then there's linking. This is why we have sort of an uptight rule about not dragging information from someone's profile page over to the rest of the site.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:49 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm @waffleizer . (I'm also occasionally @fruitslinger.)
posted by veggieboy at 7:49 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm itstheclamsname, and just starting out, so you could get in on the ground floor of something that's headed for two or three floors.
posted by itstheclamsname at 7:50 PM on May 4, 2010


My name is silverbees and I haven't tweeted in five months. Except for today. One tweet is okay. Isn't it?
posted by deborah at 7:55 PM on May 4, 2010


this is me at least until the upper management gets word and brings down the OH NOEZ POSTING WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM NASA PUBLIC AFFAIRS hammer. It's not like I know any of the super high-level stuff anyway. Or hopefully I'm too much still a n00b to attract their notice.
posted by casarkos at 7:57 PM on May 4, 2010


joshsteich.
posted by klangklangston at 8:06 PM on May 4, 2010


#TWURT
posted by Greg Nog at 8:12 PM on May 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


GREG NOG IS TEH ONLY TWITTER FEED ALL OTHERS ARE PALE SHADOWS
posted by The Whelk at 8:18 PM on May 4, 2010


I came in to say what The Whelk just said.

I am exactly who you'd think I am.
posted by ocherdraco at 8:32 PM on May 4, 2010


Mine is in my profile (sorry to be privacy-paranoid)
posted by shii at 8:38 PM on May 4, 2010


Man, up til now I've resisted following Greg Nog, but he makes a good point re: Batman and comfortable shoes.
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y at 8:43 PM on May 4, 2010


I HAVE 14444 FAVORITES.

I'm happy?
posted by The Whelk at 8:43 PM on May 4, 2010


@jay_beans as someone else beat me to 'jaybeans.'
posted by jaybeans at 8:44 PM on May 4, 2010


that's what she said.
posted by special-k at 8:48 PM on May 4, 2010


I'm cmcmahon.
posted by Mick at 8:51 PM on May 4, 2010


On Twitter I am goshling.
Same as in town.
posted by goshling at 8:52 PM on May 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is there a fast way to add people from this? Or faster? Some way to automate it?
posted by klangklangston at 8:55 PM on May 4, 2010


goshling is awesome. Recommend following. A ++++.
posted by special-k at 8:58 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I always find it disconcerting when someone has a different twitter name than their mefi account. Like a secret identity, or a superhero name.

Mine is kerning. I'm clearly not a superhero.
posted by kerning at 8:59 PM on May 4, 2010


I HAVE 14444 FAVORITES.

It's like a hole in the soul that can never be filled, innit it?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:00 PM on May 4, 2010


fffish, of course. And fivefreshfish, but it'd be crazy to use that in a twitter message. Alas, I did not score the ultra-short fff.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:10 PM on May 4, 2010


h00py67 and it's pretty damned boring (same lame non sequiturs, different site).
posted by h00py at 9:14 PM on May 4, 2010


sadly, I am much more active on twitter than I am on metafilter.

I misread that as "much more attractive" and I was rushing in to register my disagreement.
posted by rokusan at 9:27 PM on May 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


(Because, of course, you're totally hot on MetaFilter, and all that.)
posted by rokusan at 9:28 PM on May 4, 2010


Consider yourself warned, I'm one of those intolerable people who tweets what she cooks for dinner and complains about her cat.

Oh Martha just WAIT until I show you this "Internet" thing. You're gonna love it!
posted by rokusan at 9:28 PM on May 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


As here, it's Slackagogo , but it's pronounced with a silent "q" over there when the lights are on
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:01 PM on May 4, 2010


VisualMechanic (shocking, I know)
posted by visual mechanic at 10:15 PM on May 4, 2010


@mikegrau

I mostly tweet about beer and food, but I've kinda slacked lately.
posted by slogger at 10:19 PM on May 4, 2010


Apparently beer and food and lovage.
posted by slogger at 10:20 PM on May 4, 2010


Mine is rchrd_h, which is what I wish my Metafilter username was. I post there a lot more than I do here.
posted by chorltonmeateater at 10:36 PM on May 4, 2010


I will be adding a few of you to my MeFi list. I'm @c_gonzalez and I don't tweet that often, especially lately, but always up for new, interesting people (and photos of food, as a few have promised.)

I will hold you to it.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:54 PM on May 4, 2010


As ever, I am @DiscourseMarker.

I may or may not be interesting, depending on if you are interested in social media research or other tech/academic stuff.

And it's totally true, Horace Rumpole's dad really is his cyberstalker, so don't tell teh googles who he really his.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 11:18 PM on May 4, 2010


Just opened a twitter account, sadakssotia
posted by scottymac at 11:28 PM on May 4, 2010


I have a twitter at drowsy.

It's almost entirely a diary for my music, so please follow me if you want to know how the songs are coming along. (Luckily for your feed, they are coming along "slowly.")
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 11:29 PM on May 4, 2010


My twitter name is heathervail. It's locked for now, but I approve everyone who doesn't appear to be a spammer.
posted by lunit at 11:38 PM on May 4, 2010


@seanbamforth. But I warn you. Its not really worth following me.
posted by seanyboy at 11:55 PM on May 4, 2010


@MrMustard.

I'll try and follow a few more mefites from this list later.
posted by MrMustard at 12:45 AM on May 5, 2010


@headlessness, just to confuse matters. No unifying theme.
posted by nthdegx at 12:51 AM on May 5, 2010


Always late to the party: I'm @elroyonline for personal stuff and @ powerscosmic for my animated series.
posted by elroyel1327 at 12:59 AM on May 5, 2010


TheoEsc
posted by TheophileEscargot at 1:43 AM on May 5, 2010


redsonika. I just looked at my twitter stream and bored myself. Unfortunately, I did not manage to bore myself to SLEEP, which might have been a blessing since I haven't done so really at all and I could just sneak in a nap before work... IF ONLY I WERE INCREMENTALLY MORE BORING, I COULD DIE OF BOREDOM.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:51 AM on May 5, 2010


Grangousier pretty much everywhere.
posted by Grangousier at 3:21 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm thisstage.
posted by sueinnyc at 3:52 AM on May 5, 2010


imgovtdrone
posted by govtdrone at 4:26 AM on May 5, 2010


In profile, but I don't use it much. Mostly post about my sheep, their lambs, and my homebrew addiction.
posted by terrapin at 4:51 AM on May 5, 2010


How do I designate Brandon Blatcher as my spouse on twitter??

You need to make a list of spouses.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:17 AM on May 5, 2010


what? and let them follow each other?
posted by infini at 5:29 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm kelliebob, and late to the party as always.
posted by Mamapotomus at 5:44 AM on May 5, 2010


Also late to the party -- I am adawn
posted by aclevername at 6:13 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm joelhunt. I'm like Erma Bombeck, only SASSIER!

Just kidding, that is impossible.
posted by joelhunt at 6:17 AM on May 5, 2010


desjardins, duh

also there's a much more boring one under my real name (mostly map stuff), DM me on my desjardins account if you care.
posted by desjardins at 6:38 AM on May 5, 2010


@dan_schmidt.
posted by dfan at 6:38 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm @operafloozy and tweet about yarn, crazy bus people, and my cat.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:03 AM on May 5, 2010


Mine is in my profile. I'll be honest though — most of the interesting links that I put on Twitter come directly from the front page of Metafilter. (Occasionally HN.)
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:35 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm @sadieup.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 7:53 AM on May 5, 2010


iamkimiam, surprise suprise
posted by iamkimiam at 8:35 AM on May 5, 2010


CheetahChiq78 !! I tweet pretty much the most random of things. Pics, things I think are funny, etc.
posted by TurquoiseZebra at 8:38 AM on May 5, 2010


quinparker
posted by randomination at 8:55 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm @sephira. Bet you didn't see that one coming.

Mostly I complain and talk about random stuff, but today I am wearing a mustache.
posted by sephira at 9:09 AM on May 5, 2010


My twitter alias isn't an alias. Mostly about one tweet a day so you won't get bombarded with wordiness.
posted by arcticseal at 9:29 AM on May 5, 2010


pslohmann
posted by lohmannn at 9:42 AM on May 5, 2010


mygothlaundry
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:10 AM on May 5, 2010


Not surprisingly, I'm madcaptenor.
posted by madcaptenor at 10:14 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm @mikkelmarius.
posted by sveskemus at 10:19 AM on May 5, 2010


I am Spartacus.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:29 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm late to the party. And I'm eatswords.
posted by bassjump at 10:32 AM on May 5, 2010


I'm @fiercecupcake, unless you want to read about the crunchy farm chicken rabbit stuff, in which case it's @chanceranch.
posted by fiercecupcake at 11:00 AM on May 5, 2010


Twitter's in my profile. I'm usually very boring, although I have lots of interesting friends in the game industry and occasionally I'll pass along some of their links and stuff.
posted by restless_nomad at 11:35 AM on May 5, 2010


elliotharmon. In theory, Twitter is my "professional" online presence, so I talk a lot about nonprofit and tech issues. But I also make a lot of stupid jokes on it.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:58 AM on May 5, 2010


@ballinimo is me and my friend tweetin about basketball
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:15 PM on May 5, 2010


I am @nglange
posted by georg_cantor at 12:22 PM on May 5, 2010


jordanclaire
posted by avocet at 1:05 PM on May 5, 2010


Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
posted by sambosambo at 1:42 PM on May 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


I am kmonty. Unless anyone is an NBA fan, in which case, I am Paroxi-Wife.
posted by questionsandanchors at 1:44 PM on May 5, 2010


@grobstein
posted by grobstein at 1:51 PM on May 5, 2010


I'm @cldaniel and Twitter was great for connecting with local mefites. Most of my contacts are fellow mefite gamers, so the chatter is definitely biased in that direction.
posted by wzcx at 1:54 PM on May 5, 2010


Mine is @CMcKinnon, although I don't tweet often.
posted by CMcKinnon at 2:03 PM on May 5, 2010


I am @mippy. MY OPINIONS ARE NOT ENDORSED BY MY EMPLOYER.
posted by mippy at 2:18 PM on May 5, 2010


I'm @littorally, in a sporadic kind of way.
posted by reynir at 2:40 PM on May 5, 2010


infini - Brizzly is a neat web-tool where you can tweet and read the tweets sent to several twitter accounts. Once you *remember* to switch between your alter-ego and real accounts it works great. I fail to remember this all the time
posted by dabitch at 3:17 PM on May 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


Mahalos, for the follows/comments/re-connections. I can follow individuals, but I have given up following the streaming 'mefi lists':

@dktr_sus: mefi twitter 'lists' are like my family dinners - everyone talking at the same time on different topics. I will stick with a search for #mefi to view you guys


BTW, mefi page makers, I don't show up here? http://www.metafilter.com/recenttwitter.mefi (Yes, twitter is linked on my profile)
posted by Surfurrus at 4:00 PM on May 5, 2010


Surfurrus, just check your profile to see the last tweet we picked up from your account. As I type this, it's the one that starts with "I don't know who..." which was 17 hours ago. All of your latest tweets are within the last 20 minutes. We sweep Twitter periodically for new Tweets, so you need to give it 45 minutes or so. Some won't show up, but we get a good sampling.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:04 PM on May 5, 2010


Oh, right. I'm limeonaire. Thanks, sambosambo, for the unofficial heads up.
posted by limeonaire at 4:19 PM on May 5, 2010


I am one third of @aescifi
posted by 256 at 6:09 PM on May 5, 2010


Late to the party, but I'm @bellebelle! yay!
posted by jonathanstrange at 2:37 AM on May 6, 2010


It's in the profile.
posted by Optamystic at 5:45 AM on May 6, 2010


its wilder2007 cos someone took wilder and its boring stuff about travel, growing veg and surgical training, mostly in that order.
posted by Wilder at 5:58 AM on May 6, 2010


I'm at @D_Nye_Griffiths - use is spasmodic, and mainly either about writing or technology, or I suppose writing about technology.
posted by DNye at 6:03 AM on May 6, 2010


Filmgeek
posted by filmgeek at 6:25 AM on May 6, 2010


@nihraguk - but i mostly tweet whilst drunk
posted by nihraguk at 8:17 AM on May 6, 2010


@rachaelfaith

Quasi-whiny, self-deprecating, and usually thinking about food.
posted by rachaelfaith at 12:36 PM on May 6, 2010


@josher71
posted by josher71 at 9:50 AM on May 7, 2010


I'm @sbeneli, and a little late to the thread, but I want to join in on the group hug. I will be randomly adding people, I'm sure!
posted by sascha at 2:11 PM on May 7, 2010


So I'm @bronx, because when I created an account I looked out of the window and there it was. It's actually sort of a pain, in that most of what shows in the 'mention' search is people talking about what bar they're at.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 4:09 PM on May 7, 2010


Just added a bunch of people to my big Mefi list - word most commonly noticed in recent comments "cat". Object that is not a human most commonly seen in profile or background picture - cat. Hmm.
posted by Artw at 4:54 PM on May 7, 2010


We're to busy putting out fires with gasoline
posted by The Whelk at 5:01 PM on May 7, 2010


I'm late to the thread - I've been making bike trips to the beach after a two-month recuperation. I'll be talking about that lots, probably. I'm pronoiac.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:31 PM on May 7, 2010


Mahalo, pb, for info on the mefi tweet scroll. That page is more useful than viewing all the mefites on twitter. (Although, the various @mefi... info tweets are fantastic!)

... and I have to ask everyone in general ... why, again, are ppl randomly following every other mefite? Cat conversations?


... and, no, I am not going to change my name there to help you do your follow thingie there ... I'd actually rather change my name here
posted by Surfurrus at 9:27 PM on May 7, 2010


Super late to this party, but I'm @Valette.
posted by rhapsodie at 9:50 AM on May 8, 2010


MeFites really, really like cats. Cats are the official animal of the internet I guess.
posted by Artw at 9:59 AM on May 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


OMG, are cats really the official animal of the internet? If not, they should be. Like how states have flowers and flags and animals, the Internet should have a snowflake, a flag, and a cat.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:06 AM on May 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


why, again, are ppl randomly following every other mefite? Cat conversations?

EVERONE LOVE MY CAT
RAOOOW
posted by Greg Nog at 10:59 AM on May 8, 2010


even later. . .@danfuehring
posted by Danf at 12:53 PM on May 12, 2010


@frankrogan

Please be nice to me or else I'll say "snuggle puppies" in an inappropriate context again.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:55 PM on May 12, 2010


jrossi4r gives good tweet. The best.
posted by Danf at 1:03 PM on May 12, 2010


@bnwlfsn, but I hardly ever use it.
posted by kenko at 1:27 PM on May 12, 2010


maxsparber, and I tweet all the friggin' time.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:31 PM on May 12, 2010


I'm @dylanw. I missed this whole thread. I'm allergic to cats.
posted by dw at 1:53 PM on May 12, 2010


I'm @paparatti, because when I signed up for Metafilter, it was before I upgraded my username to a better, less gothy one. I tweet a lot and I also missed this thread :(
posted by saturnine at 3:04 PM on May 12, 2010


I'm @sillygwailo, late as usual.
posted by sillygwailo at 3:22 PM on May 12, 2010


Same as here, xingcat.
posted by xingcat at 4:07 PM on May 12, 2010


@megvmeg
posted by unknowncommand at 6:50 PM on May 12, 2010


Another one with the same username @Z303
posted by Z303 at 1:39 AM on May 13, 2010


A little behind the times here: @mpricemitchell
posted by melissa at 9:08 AM on May 13, 2010


@nimrodmcse.
posted by white_devil at 2:54 PM on May 13, 2010


Me. It's locked, but I add anyone who isn't a spammer.
posted by schnee at 7:06 PM on May 13, 2010


Didn't see this until now but I'm @immlass.
posted by immlass at 6:14 AM on May 15, 2010


Whoops.

I'm lemurrhea, and I kind of fell off the twitter map this year, it was interfering with class. Expect a lot of boring stuff about Canadian politics and law [and not the fun law, either, but like jurisdiction and discretion crap], plus random stuff.
posted by Lemurrhea at 8:25 AM on May 17, 2010


I'm chickening out on the indexing option but the deets are available in my profile.
posted by FlamingBore at 5:16 PM on May 17, 2010


Oh, I missed this too. Er...well. *ahem*
@wintersweet (random, geeky personal account)
@talkclouds (teaching ESL/EFL, education, open source stuff, educational technology, international issues, linguistics, intercultural communication, cognitive science)
@readable (for ESL/EFL learners/students)
@aroundfremont (Fremont, Newark, Union City, Milpitas, etc. area of California)
posted by wintersweet at 10:21 AM on May 21, 2010


can't even tumble from behind the great wall of china ;(
posted by infini at 7:17 AM on May 22, 2010


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