Nit Twits

Okay, I have to say that it’s been one day, and I don’t yet understand Twitter. After much agonizing, I finally signed up and “followed” several people from my yahoo address book, and — well, not much happened. I have hundreds of friends on Facebook (not that I actually HAVE hundeds of friends, I haven’t even met many of my FB friends, leading me to wonder, how far can you get with social media if you’re anti-social?) and just a couple dozen on Twitter.
Before I signed off tonight, I noticed that you can stick a topic in a search engine and pull up tweets that mention it, so I searched for Down syndrome. With no further editorializing (except to say that I don’t know why the pictures are appearing so ginormous here), I’ll simply share the results, as they appeared:
  1. Star1_normal IamSTAR1: Were cabbage patch kids retarded? Looking at em now they kinda look like they have down syndrome… Idk I’m kinda high… Buzzed actually about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry    
  2. Profile5_064_normal doggiebreath: @GerrieFerris Love Starbucks Special Hot Chocolate, had that today with my work friend, a fellow with Down‘s Syndrome. Love Lou about 2 hours ago from web    
  3. Kia_1_normal BlckBettyBoop: TWO THINGS I HATED: that lil boy who played their son looked like he had down syndrome lol & the fight scene was cheesy! lol about 3 hours ago from mobile web    
  4. Yaypurp_normal ChrissyAsad: @semiODB their giving away free chicken too?lmao I’m sure there is a reason why this is going on. These chickens must’ve had down syndrome. about 3 hours ago from web    
  5. Sloth_normal amanda9199: @PerezHilton how fucked do the rest of the sperm have to be for the one with down syndrome to make it to the egg??? about 3 hours ago from dabr    
  6. Logomainplain_copy_normal CompassTweets: Families of children or adults with Down syndrome and medical professionals: DS Health Care Guidelines: http://ds-health.com/health99.htm about 3 hours ago from web    
  7. 1pp_normal NancyEllyn: RT @Apollonia_316: RT @mamaluvsangels Prayers for a family. Their daughter passed away; down‘s syndrome. about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck    
  8. Tonyslicked2_normal kaznsantafe: RT @mamaluvsangels: Prayers for a family. Their daughter passed away; down‘s syndrome. about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck    
  9. 1aaa-111_normal Apollonia_316: RT @mamaluvsangels Prayers for a family. Their daughter passed away; down‘s syndrome. about 3 hours ago from twidroid    
  10. Butterfly_red pamfidler: RT @mamaluvsangels: Prayers for a family. Their daughter passed away; down‘s syndrome. about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck    
  11. Sunset_normal mamaluvsangels: Prayers for a family. Their daughter passed away; down‘s syndrome. about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck    
  12. Amopeesha_normal myrawr: http://twitpic.com/46tha – zac efron with down‘s syndrome towel. about 5 hours ago from TwitPic    
  13. Jamie2_normal jamienguyenle: Broken dress + stress + other = publicly breaking down and sobbing in a crowd = premenstrual syndrome = Not pregnant! My logic is demented. about 5 hours ago from web    
  14. Default_profile_normal shel6270: g down syndrome. about 5 hours ago from txt    
  15. Mc3_profile_normal usernamemc3: Been tricking people into biting their ear and hitting their chest with the inside of the hands. So they look like they have down syndrome. about 5 hours ago from txt    
  16. Iosist_about_me_image_normal fallmckenzieart: It’s going down like syndrome about 5 hours ago from TwitterFox    
  17. Photo_8_normal KWesleyHowe: Summary of action in Alabama Legislature: Stallings was born with Down‘s syndrome and was the son of former .. http://bit.ly/Hsu7 about 6 hours ago from twitterfeed    
  18. Mrs_officer_1_normal kaylaabitch: my mom has down syndrome. i swear. about 6 hours ago from mobile web    
  19. P1010579_normal mcsquared509: 5 oclock and im down like syndrome. about 7 hours ago from txt
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10 responses to “Nit Twits

  1. That’ss Interesting….. Hmmmm…..Wow. I can not get into twitter.

  2. Robert Polk

    Re: instant social technology

    I’m not that old (yet), yet I remember when “dialing” a phone required an actual dial – you know, that round thingy with finger holes in it – click click click. And a long distance phone call, always announced by the operator, meant someone had died. (I still remember the call when I was Annabelle’s age – my Paw Paw.) These days one can call practically free to anywhere in the world.

    Technology has been good to us. But Facebook and Twitter are too much. For that matter, I have forbidden those who would “text” me; like most cell phone calls (precursor to texting), most are only because you can, not to transmit a significant particle of communication.

    Humbug. Who needs it? Tweet this!

    PS: I dare you to find me on Twitter. Yes, I got an account there before I realized I didn’t get it, rather, it didn’t get me.

    Curiously, I’m thinking about a Facebook account: friends have been inviting, plus my church is going techno. I’ve been nominated to (get this) the “Marketing Subcommittee.”

  3. oh you fell for it huh… is it everything you hoped it would be?

  4. I’m on twitter, and gotta say, it’s a kind of fun thing, but as I tweet i wonder which new bobble will soon replace it

  5. Jen

    Totally not interested in Twitter. And the idiocy of some people is seriously astounding. What about that comment about the “sperm with Down syndrome”? Unbelievable.

  6. TUC

    Wow, I have heard so much twitter hype lately and wondered if I was missing out on something. But after reading this post, it looks like there are a lot of twits on twitter.

    I get so angry when I come across cruel ignorant remarks on ds. I always get the urge to go visit and “educate” these people. I want them to know that life is fair, very fair… meaning that someday they will most likely get the chance to face something as hard as ds. After all I saw during my 16 weeks in NICU and PICU with my daughter, I will gladly take ds over the other things life hands out.

  7. Hello, its STAR1 the twitterer himself and I’d like to first say to the blogger and Jen. My comment was in no way to offend people with DS in anyway.. Was really makin fun of the dolls. But I kno either way was a bit crude. So I apologize. And twitter is cool, jus another way to micro blog ur thoughts, feelingsn what ur doing/eating/watching etc… Again my apologies to those who have family and friends with the disease.. I did not intend to hurt or make fun of.

    • TUC

      STAR1,

      It is not a disease. It is an extra 21st chomosome. It was nice (and brave) of you to come out here an apologize in person.

      You were making fun of the dolls by comparing them to my daughter. Go have a look at my doll. You’ll never make that comparison again.

  8. It’s not a disease. Get educated, please.

  9. stacey

    well….you were making fun of the dolls because you thought they looked like they had down syndrome….so if they looked like “typical” children you probably wouldn’t make fun of them right? i would have to say that is offensive and maybe you were to high to realize it but you WERE making fun of people with ds. so……maybe you might want to cut back on smoking weed cause your brain cells are certainly fried! it’s nice that you did attempt an apology though, but next time think before you post….

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