Why Twitter is Depressing Me


As I’m sure you are aware, Twitter is another social networking tool which allows you to share quick messages (no longer than 140 characters) which are called “tweets” with those who “follow” you.  You can follow anyone you choose (unlike Facebook which requires the friend to accept your friend request).  However each user can change their publicity settings which are set to viewable by the public by default.  For more on twitter, go to www.twitter.com.

Some people use twitter to keep in touch with their friends by “following” each other.  Others use it more as a “news” ticker by following popular news, entertainment or sports tweets.  With more than 100 million users on twitter, the choices of who to follow are endless.

Some of the most popular users on twitter (based on number of followers) are sports celebrities.  For example, Shaquille O’Neal [basketball] has over 3 million followers, Lance Armstrong [cycling] (2.6 million) and Ian Poulter [golf] (1 million).

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Oh, That’s Just Not Fair!


According to a local radio station in Winnipeg (CJOB), an 18 year old woman (who just turned 18 years old on Labour Day) won 1 million dollars playing scratch and win tickets.  As I’m sure you know, you can’t purchase lottery tickets until you’re 18.  She purchased the tickets one day after her birthday.  And here’s the unfair part… this was Taylor Witzke’s first time playing the lottery!  Where’s the justice in that?!?  Umm… I mean, congratulations Taylor.

Here’s the story:  http://www.cjob.com/News/Local/Story.aspx?ID=1279302

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