I must be a "Twidiot.”
I don’t understand Twitter, one of the hottest online social networks. Oh, I can handle blogging and Facebook or even MySpace, but I just can’t get my head wrapped around Twitter.
But thank goodness a lot of people do. A few columns ago I mentioned Tweet-A-Thon 2009, the 12-hour Internet event to raise funds for Water Is Life, an Edmond organization providing water filters for children in Kenya.
Ken Surritte, chief executive officer of waterislife.com, said more than 30,000 people logged on to the event, making it possible to supply 2,000 water filters with more being sponsored. Tweet-A-Thon 2009 was conceived and carried out by former Edmond resident and Internet guru Joel Comm.
From the reader files: I received an e-mail from Joseph Dennis
of Edmond. He said he and his family just moved into the Fairfield addition at 15th and Santa Fe and he said he’s noticed a problem. He wrote:
"No one heeds traffic laws. Hardly anyone stops at the stop signs; speeding is rampant. There are also various code violations — junk in yards, cars parked in yards, dilapidated cars. But we hope to do our part to make this neighborhood great and add to the appeal of Edmond.”
I want to remind you of the creative writing workshop I’m conducting from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Edmond Public Library, 10 S Boulevard.
There is no charge, but you need to pre-register to reserve a seat. To pre-register, call the library at 341-9282. You might want to bring a pen and paper as I will try to cover a lot of subjects in our hour together.