November 16, 2022

Twitter Highlights From 2010

With the absolute state of Twitter right now, I’m probably not the only person bracing for impact. One of my minor regrets is putting so much good content over there, instead of over here. When I discovered how easy (albeit slow) it is to obtain an extract of all your data, I felt that there was only one thing to do – collate a few highlights over here.

Here’s my first tweet:

Of course, when people ask me if I have a twitter account, I can now no longer say “yeah, I had one of those, back in 2007”12 March 2010

Because I actually created my first Twitter account back in ’07, and then deleted it because I thought that Twitter was just a fad that would never take off. A fine joke on me.

I need to get out more – last night’s trip to the corner shop for sellotape filled me with excitement and danger. It should not have.24 March 2010

I have no idea why this was so exciting for me at the time, but the lack of details is part of the mystery. No-one liked or retweeted it.

On April 7 I livetweeted the live coverage of the debate about the Digital Economy Act, including a few rants about my local MP for not doing more to stop it. Despite stating that he was against it, he didn’t turn up for the vote. I challenged him about this on his blog, and he said that the reason why he turned up was that it wouldn’t have made any difference. I was disappointed with this response, and his implication that there’s no point voting if you think you won’t win.

Caught the sun at the #stockcars this afternoon. What a truly awesome Sunday.18 April 2010

It’s a long time since I’ve been to the stock cars. The smell! The sounds! The cheap hot dogs!

Ah, the sound of air brakes overhead. Normalcy is resumed.21 April 2010

This tweet completely out of context, was about the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, and the total shutdown of airspace that followed as a result.

The following day I livetweeted the general election leaders’ debate, including this delightful gem:

I can hear cats arguing outside. How apt. #leadersdebate #rwoowaarawrwoororo22 April 2010
There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation why “BROBOT BUNNY” appears on my credit card statement this month.18 May 2010

Yet I guess I never felt the need to share what that explanation might be.

Carcassonne is supposedly suitable for ages 10+. I have a 3 year old here who would beg to differ.19 May 2010

I was such an insufferably smug parent.

This week is going to be a big blur of wardrobes, carpets, laminate flooring and network cabling. Everything is out, in, up or down.19 July 2010

We had our bedroom redone. I took the opportunity to get under the floorboards and lay a bit of ethernet cable, which has continued to prove useful to this day. This was my first time doing laminate flooring, and while I got pretty decent at it by the end of the room, those first few widths were poorly done, and haunt me to this day.

My tweeting frequency then dropped off for the remaining months of the year, consisting mainly of miscellaneous humorous links and retweets and exchanges with my other friends on the platform.

My final tweet of the year:

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” #douglasadams10 December 2010

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