erik lundegaard

Lead Me on Twitter

Jerry Seinfeld, in his 1998 HBO concert film “I'm Telling You for the Last Time,” did a great bit on standing ovations:

“There's always a few people who don't really want to do it. I've seen those people, they're always like [pantomimes sitting, looks glumly left and right], 'Are we doing this now?' [reluctantly stands, slowly applauds].”

Here it is:

That's me with new technology. I'll wait out Laser Discs for DVDs. I'll wait out MySpace for Facebook. I'll look around glumly. “Are we doing this? Really?” Then I'll go. I'm the last man standing. The uncool version.

Which is a roundabout way of letting you know I've finally joined Twitter.

When I first heard about Twitter with its 140 characters and dweeby name, I assumed it would go the way of Laser Discs. Instead it's thrived, and increasing numbers of people have suggested I get an account. “If you're going to have a website,” they say, “you need...”

Unfortunately being last means playing catch up, which is what I'm trying to do now. Twitter calls them followers but to me they're leaders: folks who can show me the way. So if you'd like to be one of my leaders, please follow me on Twitter:!/ErikLundegaard

Because apparently we're all doing this.

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Posted at 06:56 AM on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 in category Technology  


Extra-strength UncleVinny wrote:

Why aren't you on Tumblr yet?

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 02:06 PM

Erik wrote:

Because I'm here.

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM

Erik wrote:

Same reason I wasn't on blogspot.

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 03:12 PM

kristin wrote:

and i just got my first texting about needing to play catch up!

p.s. why are you on Pinterest??

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 04:32 PM

kristin wrote:

i mean...why aren't you on Pinterest yet?

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 04:35 PM

admin wrote:

Do you want a Twitter feed readout thingy added to the site (ala

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 06:55 PM

Erik wrote:

Kristin: Mostly because I have writing and not, you know, stuff.

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 07:29 PM

Erik wrote:

Out of curiosity, what's the male-female ratio on pinterest?

Comment posted on Thu. Apr 26, 2012 at 07:33 PM

kristin wrote:

it's not just about material stuff. you can pin ideas, books, recipes, it's just a visual organizational tools of your favorite things that you want to remember that store a link that will bring you right to the source on the net. (here's me and it doesn't require any social communication, but if you have “friends”, you can see what they are pinning too. although i'm sure you don't care about my “ideas for the preschool” pins you might like pins of “salinger” (there are some fun quotes from him there)

it's also fun to see what people are pinning from my own site because that often leads me to find similar boards of kid activities etc...

as for the male/female ratio...unknown to me, but i do have male friends pinning...especially those in the travel industry...creating a board for each destination so they have inspirational travel ideas saved in one visual locator.

just for fun go to the search box and type in something that interests you “the mn twins” and see what images pop up...then you can “pin” or save any that you love on your own board.

i just found that saving stuff to my favorites bar was not helping, i'd have to click through each link to help me find that spring poem i wanted to use for circle at the preschool.

i'm babbling, right? it's the pneumonia talking...blah

Comment posted on Sat. Apr 28, 2012 at 08:30 AM
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