If you’re reading this, you probably already know I love Twitter. Those 140-character posts from around the world on every sort of subject fascinate me—at least taken as a whole. It’s like attending a huge, ongoing, international party without having to find parking. I’ve connected with people who sometimes post in Swedish, or German, or Portuguese, and I enjoy parsing out what they’re saying. I get caught up in @AmandaPalmer’s Friday night high jinks, and I try to create my own. And of course there’s the poetry.
Just about the time I start to grow complacent about my familiarity with the phenomenon, however, somebody comes up with something I’d never thought of. And that evolution is the real draw. Twitter thrives because people find new ways to make use of it.
Today, I’ll share a silly example. Someone has set up an @IndianaJones_ account. Currently, it has 368 followers, though it isn’t following anybody. Apparently, instead, it follows a search for a single word: snakes. Then it replies to every post with the same phrase.
Made me laugh! Made me follow. Made me browse several of the Tweets it was in reply to. Made me feel even more like part of the global conversation taking place 140 characters at a time on Twitter.