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 www.twitter.com/maggiev . 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 http://www.twe2.com, 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 m.twitter.com/Gtalk?

    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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