Dont’ e-mail,FB or call me: twitter me!

As everybody know I have been having an on-off relationship with my Cell phone for years. Cell phones do not like me. They break, grow legs, and mostly get alienated from their power cables. I have tried moving over to smart cell phones. They make matters even worse. They are power- hogging little devices out to cripple Eskom and I find myself (that is if I remembered to plug in /had a power cable) without any power by tea time! Also, my eyesight has now officially progressed past puberty and I am struggling to read which new reading glasses I should acquire. But I am digressing. Maybe I just want to mention that I do believe in cell phones as great learning devices and will use it more actively the moment I found my charger cable!

So how do you contact/get hold of me? As you have gathered by now, phoning me on my cell phone might not be a good way to go. In the past e-mail was a very effective way to get my attention. But since I have not been able to catch up on the 3000 e-mails that accumulated during my Christmas virtual break, I have funnelled my e-mail into folders and play eenie-meanie-minie-mo on which folder I will read every day. Those who know me, knows to mark their e-mail as high priority (I check that folder a few times a day)

So what is the best way? My current favourite way of communication is Twitter. I had to smile at my niece, who, on failure to contact me on my cell and landlines (Telkom took 2 weeks to fix it), resorted to see what I am up to on my twitter feed. Clever girl. Contacting me is as easy as sending me an @maggiev or direct message (d maggiev) at . And yes, it does get delivered to my cell phone via sms as well!

What actually inspired this blogpost is this cartoon:

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5 Replies to “Dont’ e-mail,FB or call me: twitter me!”

  1. Ahhhhh just the right question. Twitter originally allowed direct messages to be send to your cell phones via sms without any cost, but of course I take it our money hungry cellphone providers would have none of that! As I was using it as a cheap alternative to contact my teachers, it was a total bummer.

    But I have now discovered (and it works well) another way. You register with, make sure that you have completed your cellphone details under devices in your twitter settings, and bob’s your uncle! It sends all your DM’s and @ replies to you via sms. And it cost nothing. Only slight pain is that it includes a advert link which means that your tweet gets shortened. DM me when u have set it up, then I can send you a DM to test

    I take it you already twitter straight from yhour cellphone using either sms to 447624801423 or

    Ps sorry about the sharks (will prop be in Durbs for the last Shark Bull match)

  2. Hey Maggs I’d far prefer to see those links on Twitter anyway as I only FB late at night when I’m not really going to links.

    Personally I think FB is going to the dogs while trying to emulate Twitter.

    It’s far easier for me to save your useful links to my “Faves” when I can gather them all from your Tweets, Tweetie ;-))

  3. @Caro I personally feel twitter is going to replace e-mail…….
    As for FB- really slutty but at least I can keep an eye on the young ones…..(and the silver surfersfinally getting with the programme)

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