Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why People Use Twitter


The Author at Rest

The Taxonomy of Tweeters: the 4 most commonly observed Subspecies of Tweeters as observed on http://twitter.com/

Homo Sapiens Twitteratus Narcissisti will tweet every little non-event in his day. eg: 'got up, drank coffee.' This Sub-species gave Twitter a bad name and led to much questioning of the worth of Twitter and often to questioning the worth of the entire species Homo Sapiens.

Although entertaining, Homo Sapiens Twitteratus Humoristi can be viewed as a non-essential, if persistant, variation in the evolution of the human species. Because dying is easy but humor is hard, we expect this subspecies to be on the threatened list for extinction, but those who do survive are quite hardy as they develop a thick skin and are not easily discouraged from tweeting.

Skipping to HST Lurker, these non-participants are followers, but not followed. Sadly, this gentle, quiet subspecies will not be as successful a genetic variation as Narcissisti despite the fact that many Homo Sapiens need to improve their listening skills.
HST Informationisti includes the variation Bibliotecaria which are regarded as the most valuable of all tweeters. If you look to your right on this blog, you will see a fine specimen of HSTI Bibliotecaria tweeting. http://twitter.com/bhplibrarian
There you have it. 'Til next time I, Rana Clamitans Bloggerati, venture out of the mud to explain it all to you.
- Fleur T. Frog

2 comments:

Ellen said...

I saw the Twitter founders on TV. They said the name comes from a combination of the words "jitter" and "twitch". I just thought that was interesting.

Fleur said...

Ha! Just as I suspected. No self-respecting frog jitters or twitches - or tweets. Blog, yes. Twitter, no.
Ribbit.