Friday, 19 June 2009

So I finally gave in

I gave in and am now also on Twitter.

I've been reluctant to do this for some time, but after a heavy bombardment of references to twitter from people I know, I gave in yesterday. My twitter name is carsten_f.

That was actually quite hard to figure out. I thought of using my full name, but then again, the energy I had vested in this showed to be absent. And all the other good ones, including 'cheezecake' and alike, was already taken. It appeared to be the most difficult part of the signing up - choosing my username.

The next step crushed me: it actually asked me for my email-password. Wow. Not gonna happen! I almost heard the voice of Arthur Weasley in my head: "don't trust anything magical you don't know the source behind" - or something like that. (as it's not an exact quote I hope J.K. Rowling will forgive me).

And then - there I was. My own twitter.. completely empty.

I also found a bug (already): if you put in a one-line description which is long and only one word, it won't display. If you add a space and another word after it, it will show part of the long word and the next word on a new line. And I didn't even mean to test it ;-)

So now I need to figure out what to do with it. I found some interesting people, at least people *I* think are interesting, to 'follow'... (why does this word have a sinister ring to me ?)

It was a big day yesterday. I also joined my first group on facebook. I've been reluctant to do so, because I'm really not that active on that one (either). But putting pressure on our local politicians to built a new school for my kids, seemed like something I really had the energy for.

So I guess I'm back at the energy thing again. You can build up energy fast or slow for something, and when it's 'enough', you act. Wow - what an incredible insight ;-)
It's not that I didn't already know - and you probably did too. But I tend to not use that
knowledge actively.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carsten, firstly nice blog, must be good if I got this far back huh?

    Twitter for me is a resource I use it to learn from other testers, make new friends & share advice. I personally think anyone passionate about testing should get on twitter and start using it to meet & learn from other testers.