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Samuel Maverick

NY Times: Samuel Maverick

Everyone’s calling themselves a maverick these days. According to the NY Times, the Maverick family is fuming:

“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”

Every time we hear it we think, drink! And it makes us happy. Simple solution. Revisiting this post will remind you that a maverick is “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” So, McCain’s stunt is an excuse to drink away the obvious tension between popular democracy and the actual term maverick as used in election politics. Thanks, blogosphere.

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Turns out, I’m not the only one with a Martha issue. Here’s a video I saw posted on Facebook. Enjoy s’more Martha.

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Okay, I’m sorry Facebook friends. I know it’s lame but I love Twitter. It’s short, it’s fun and you get what you put into it. Also, FakeSarahPalin is only on Twitter.

I could make up reasons like I’m worried about Facebook viruses which seem to be popping up on friends’ walls. Or I could mention how networks like LinkedIn make absolutely no sense to me. But I just really like Twitter.

Instead of those kinds of meta excuses I’m going to list a couple of examples from today. I hope the Twitterers I mention won’t mind I’m highlight them. Considering what they’ve been in the NY Times, through Cancer and involved in politics, I think they’ll be okay with it.

1. I found Awesome Cancer Survivor one day looking through social media blogs. The day after my dad went into stem cell treatment for Lymphoma. Turns out Stales is a cancer survivor three times over. And a golfer.

2. I read about Laura Fitton in “I’m so Digitally Close to You” on my New York Times article feed. Link below. Posted it on Facebook and Twittered her at Pistachio. Tonight I shared an article back with her from the NY Times.

She told me how to cook squash.

Squash. Yum.

Squash. Yum.

3. This one is simple. Boing Boing has an RSS Twitter feed. Translation: whenever they post some random video about cooking squirrels, I’m notified.

4. Lachlanhardy was mentioned in a post from ReadWriteWeb. After I followed his Twitter account, he posted a song on seeqpod. Now I have a cool playable music searching site. Seriously, check it out.

5. FakeSarahPalin, of course, sort of makes all the buzz about the real person okay.

So, those are some of my favorite things about Twitter. It’s very much like Facebook because you don’t get it until you try. Things I look forward to from Twitter: Video streaming, links to photostreams and more great leads.

LINKS:

Twitter Pones Other Social Media

Read I’m So Digitally Close to You

Read Capturing the Moment (and More) via Cellphone Video

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September 13, 2008

The Best Of:

How to Make a Squirrel

Sandwich (Boing Boing)

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