*I'm not really sure what the title actually means, but it sounded good to me, and that was the important thing!
I love Twitter. In fact, Twitter has taken over from my Facebook addiction. (Thank God SOMETHING finally kicked that habit to the kerb.)
The thing I love about it most is because I follow people all over the world, Twitter is never quiet. When I wake up in the morning, the people on the other side of the Atlantic are just going to bed. The people to the east of me are halfway through their day. For the first half of the morning the people in the States and Canada disappear and then reappear at around about midday, just waking up and making their commute into work while I happily realise I've made it through half the working day and only have a few hours to go. In the meantime, I continue to be jealous of those who are several time zones ahead of me and already are home from work or out in a bar.
At the weekend, this reverses slightly. I am jealous of those to the west of me who have their full weekend still spreading ahead of them while my Saturday is nearly over and I've wasted most of the day in bed. I feel smug that those ahead of me have nearly finished their Sunday while mine is only halfway through and I COULD technically still make the most of the day. (Although I probably won't.)
Am I a geek to be thinking about all this stuff? Probably. And I think about it A LOT. I mean, one of my favourite things on the internet is the Daylight Map. Have you ever seen it? Right now, as I type this at middayish in Scotland, all of Australia, Japan, most of North America and part of South America are in darkness. It's so cool!
When I do all my pointless thinking about twitter, I think about that map. About how there's always someone in the world awake and online. At least once a day, even just among the people I follow, someone is:
***Getting angry on their way to work (usually me!)
***Trying to decide what they want to eat for lunch
***Feeling sad and needing a hug
***Feeling ridiculously happy and not knowing why
***Wondering if work is ever going to end
***Wanting to punch at least one person they work with
***Making a cryptic comment that will make pretty much everyone who follows them go "What the FUCK?"
***Recounting a joke/drunken incident that makes everyone want to laugh
All these people, some I've met, some I haven't, getting on with their day . . . and I get to share in it.
I like that. It's nice.
Is that weird?