Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Twitter, Therefore I Am?


We don't exist...
The Meat Puppets

...buncha people asked me to add them on twitter...so I did...or at least tried to...kept typing names in and then hitting follow...until twitter told me one of them didn’t exist...so I double-checked...tried different spellings...maybe a dash- instead of an underscore_...but, nope, the person still didn’t exist...according to twitter, at least...so then tried typing in the next person...turned out she didn’t exist either...and neither did the next....none were even close enough to existing for twitter to offer any suggestions...

...thinkin’ something might be screwy, tried to find myself...or, at least, my blogger/twitter self...YogaforCynics, in case anybody’s interested...turned out I didn’t exist, either...

...so emailed the people who’d asked me to add them...told them twitter told me they don’t exist...and that, apparently, I don't exist, either...

...one responded, telling me it was a little early in the day for an existential crisis...though it seemed more a technological crisis than an existential one....then, according to a lotta science writers these days...when they feel like getting philosophical...the line between the two gets finer everyday...

...anyway, the problem seems to have fixed itself...we all do, apparently, exist...or exist again...at least according to twitter...


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...it’s never too early in the morning for an existential crisis...
Ancient and Revered Yoga Cynic Sutra 101:274


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13 comments:

Linda-Sama said...

I have to say that all those emails I kept getting ALL DAY about ADD MY TWITTER ACCOUNT tested my yogic equanimity.

Don't have a twitter account, deleted it, don't want one!

berenice said...

Dr. Jay, i was able to add you to my Twitter, so we tweet... and yeah! lines getting finer every day, to confess, i don't really understand the point of so many websites, the Facebook, the Twitter, we already had the blogs, huh? and the photo sites, and the stumbler, and the tumbler, etc. shouldn't them all work in the same way? why so freaking many? and then again i have joined them ALL! i am an aries so i am not sure if i am just being a 'sheep' and following and then again i find something interesting and different in each one... i am not criticizing i am 'just saying', and sure, i am on an online binge as the rest of our population, have plenty of time to click i guess, and then again when i am away from the web and technology, i so breath too so well... sorry if it was your turn for comments for my ranting ;) i guess i do exist, so many accounts online i sure have! heh heh

Lydia said...

I am not on Twitter. Therefore, I am not.....

the walking man said...

I still do not exist. Whatever rumor or back trail there was of my existence has been digitally recaptured and recorded over. Read this quick for soon this too will be eaten by a future consuming a present.

Lana Gramlich said...

Oh, all you poor twits! ;)

ZenYenta said...

Tried Twitter. It was just one social network too many. Haven't checked in in quite a while.

WR said...

Existential Crisis...before finishing a first cup of coffee is just beyond the pale for me. Perhaps being 'beyond the pale' is something like not existing on twitter. I have twitter and don't use it. Don't know what it all means but as it is Wednesday and the coffee is still hot ~ who cares. Okay, I do care as I love the technology but haven't yet decided what all the instant access means to us. Too much thought before finishing coffee...have a nice day...

Laura Hegfield said...

never too early, or late for that matter!!!

Kim said...

See, I seem to think it's ALWAYS too early for an existential crisis. :)

Melinda said...

I always have a bunch of new emails saying so and so is following me on Twitter. And it says they have 0 tweets and 0 followers. I realize this is a form of spamming but it seems such an utterly stupid waste of time and energy.

To bad the spammers cannot engage in something more productive . . . like picking up trash from the roadways.

As for the existential crisis--I'm game! :D

Melinda

Brooks Hall said...

Do we really exist? I keep trying to convince myself that I do by Twittering, Facebooking and Blogging, but I can't always tell. Maybe it doesn't matter. There are just these moments...

Karin Bartimole said...

whew, I am quite relieved that you do, indeed, exist! Here, on Twitter, and on the Elephant Journal, where I'm off to now...

earthtoholly said...

I think I'm pretty much nonexistent on twitter, but that's because I haven't worked it.

Maybe I've missed the point of twitter, but I'm not a big chit-chatter (despite my teachers' remarks on my report cards, not to mention my often lengthy comments here), so it doesn't really appeal to me. I used to add my postings to promote the blog, but that hasn't worked well...only one or two visitors. So, basically, I use it to see all of Lance Armstrong's behind-the-scenes stuff during his races, as he always posts on twitpic.

Existential crises are always too early, me thinks.