Top of the Tweets [3] – Elections, OmiGod!

15 04 2009

Twitter is a microblogging service initially meant as a place where people could answer the question “What are you doing?” via 140-character messages. But Twitter is more useful as a platform for breaking news, exchanging links, thoughts and views, and for social networking.

Twitter is particularly suited for oneliners that are funny or hit the mark. Below is my third selection of twitter oneliners that made me smile, grin or laugh. I hope you like them.

The first selection of tweets has to do with Elections. Although most may have lost some of their topicality they’re still catchy and funny.

The most important election was that of Obama (inauguration January 20).

Reed the tweets from down up and from left to right.Click the Figure to enlarge it.

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Another historic election was the Medgadget competition, designed to showcase the best blogs from the medical blogosphere. Sandnsurf (Life in the fast Lane from Australia) and Laikas were finalists in the category Best New Medical Weblog of 2008.
Sandnsurf had some problems in the beginning: he couldn’t vote and, more importantly, he got few votes. But this was a typical example of “slow start, strong finish”: he won. In the meantime, Laikas was not very happy about how some votes were ‘won’.

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And February 23 was the Oscar Contest. What is it with Australians and contests?

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From OmiGod it doesn’t take many steps to the following tweets…..

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……nor to the following, which are more in my own field:

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You can find the first edition of Top of the Tweets here.

This series is inspired by the “Selection of My Twitter Favorites” of Ves Dimov at his “Clinical Cases and Images” blog.





Top of the Tweets [2]

24 01 2009

Twitter is a microblogging service initially meant as a place where people could answer the question “What are you doing?” via 140-character messages from their cellphone, laptop or desktop. But Twitter is more useful as a platform for breaking news, exchanging links, thoughts and views, and (indirectly) for social networking.

Twitter is particularly suited for oneliners that are funny or hit the mark. Below is my second selection of twitter oneliners that made me smile, grin or laugh. I hope you like them.

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You can find the first edition of Top of the Tweets here.

This series is inspired by the “Selection of My Twitter Favorites” of Ves Dimov at his “Clinical Cases and Images” blog. His favorites tend also to contain more in depth discussions on a particular subject.





Top of the Tweets [1]

9 01 2009

People who read the “Clinical Cases and Images” blog of Ves Dimov wil undoubtedly know his series “Selection of My Twitter Favorites” (i.e. see edition 30)

This is how he introduces the series:

Twitter is a microblogging service where people answer the question “What are you doing?” via 140-character messages from their cellphone, laptop or desktop. You can select the messages you find useful, amusing, or both.

I enjoy his selection of tweets. But since Ves follows other people and lives in a different timezone, I thought it would be nice to present my own favorites. I’ve chosen tweets (twitter messages) that were funny or striking. This is certainly not the only value of twitter. The greatest advantage of Twitter is that it is an easy tool to share views and thoughts and useful links. Twitter is also very valuable for social networking.

Rereading the gathered tweets made me laugh or grin and posting them here will ensure that I will treasure them.

Below are the tweets of December last year (and one of 2009). I hope you like them.

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* I’m planning to write some tips for (real) twitter beginners. Please tell me if you’re interested, and -if so-, what you would like me to discuss.

nl vlag NL flagHierboven een aantal tweets (korte berichten van 140 leestekens op Twitter) die me aan het (glim)lachen maakte en/of die ik heel treffend vond. Twitter is niet alleen voor de “lol”. Het belangrijkste nut is dat je heel snel contact kunt leggen met geestverwanten/collega’s over de hele wereld en dat het een makkelijke bron is voor uitwisseling van nieuwtjes, ideeen en links.

Voor wie meer wil weten over Twitter: ik ben van plan een introductie over Twitter te schrijven voor de echte beginner (die Twitter beroepshalve gebruikt). Schrijf me (evt per mail) wat jij graag zou willen weten.