Friday, April 27, 2012

Twitter - pation

 To tweet or not to tweet...

To tweet, or not to tweet, that is the question.  Okay that is updating and pigeonholing Shakespeare's famous quote, "To be or not to be, that is the question:..."

So many questions

Why is a bluebird the internationally recognizable symbol for Twitter?  Maybe they chose the bluebird because it is also the international symbol for...happiness?

Bluebird Animal Wildlife Blog

Why do they call it Twitter?  Why is a message called a Tweet? Should there be an age limit for Twitter?

Twitter Blog

 Another first

As shared in an earlier post, this whole blog experience is new to me.  Recently, my tech and social media savvy daughter, PUMPKIN, said that I should join Twitter and use Tweets as a tool for blog-building.  Say what? I'm still not sure how all of this stuff works! Seriously.  PUMPKIN is smart.  She's also a loving aunt and a champion hula hoop-er.  TINKERBELL loved playing Fairies and Hula Hoops with her.  The game started inside, but they had much more room out here by the juniper trees.

Fairies and Hula Hoops starring PUMPKIN and TINKERBELL.

Bluebird house tutorial and free printable from Cornell University

This article about bluebird happiness and bluebird houses (aka nesting boxes) is posted on the website for Cornell University.  Check it out for a great tutorial and free printable nesting box plans.


Plans to build nest boxes for Eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis). Boxes should be placed at (human) eye level for easy access by bluebirds and the people who care for them. Plans courtesy of Richard B. Fischer/Cornell University. Drawings by Gene Endres.

Completed Bluebird house

I'm not sure about Twitter and the age thing yet. But, it sure sounds like fun to build a bluebird house.  Watching bluebirds is enjoyable for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

Licensed bird-banders Richard B. Fischer and Linda Buttel of Cornell University check one of the 119 Eastern bluebird boxes they maintain, while grandsons Dickie, left, and Eduardo Fischer, visiting from Nacogdoches, Texas, hold baby bluebirds. Photo: Charles Harrington/Cornell University.Copyright © Cornell University

Stay tuned

Will Twitter make us happy?  Are Tweets beneficial?  How old is too old for Twitter?  There are so many questions.

Twitter is yet another of many new experiences for me this year.  If you have thoughts or comments about Twitter, please share.


  1. Twitter, a lot like other social media sights like Facebook, Myspace, et cetera, if used for a tool for meaningful communication, is beneficial to all of us who value keeping in touch with people, appreciate a good anecdote, and still have the courage to laugh at a funny joke or be grateful for a tidbit of helpful information. If you can read and write (okay, type) than you are old enough to use Twitter under moderation, and just make sure that the friends and people you follow are the kind that *tweet* things not outside your own moral standard. If you can still use some form of technology to read and type things on the computer, you aren't too old to tweet, either. It's one more way the internet is being used to make the world a little smaller. You can tell people what you had for lunch, post a picture of the baseball game you're currently attending (GO RANGERS! Sorry, I couldn't help myself), or link your tweet as a reply to someone else's or that it pertains to a certain popular topic. It's a lot like text messaging, but to all of your friends at once.

    Also, thank you for posting the bluebird house tutorial, I think I might need to put some of those up at my parent's house :) I had no idea it was actually the symbol for happiness. I just always get happy thinking about them. It makes me want to sing "Zip-a-dee Doo-daaa, Zip-a-dee-ay! My, oh, my, what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine heading my way! Zip-a-dee Doo-daaa, Zip-a-dee-ay!"

  2. When I heard blue bird I thought you were talkjng about a blue jay . Pretty interesting stuff


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