All a-twitter

Stewart keeps dragging me into the 21st century, all the way from my natural home in the 17th, so I am now on Twitter. He has set it up so that links to posts on this blog will get twittered, or tweeted, and thus promulgated all around. I also think it’s possible for you to send out posts from this blog that you believe your own followers might enjoy as your own tweets, just by clicking the appropriate icon under the title. (You can also send posts to Facebook, MySpace, or Google [I thought Google was already everywhere!].)

Anyway, I suspect I might get drawn in to the other possibilities of Twitter. Now that I have my account and am following people, it’s kind of interesting to hear from folks. So friend me on Twitter–no, sorry, that’s for that other social networking program that I’m not on, I guess the word is follow me–though even so, I’d rather have friends than followers.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://www.doxoblogy.com Jeremy Weaver

    I can’t find you! What’s your twitter account name?

  • http://www.doxoblogy.com Jeremy Weaver

    I can’t find you! What’s your twitter account name?

  • http://nwbingham.com Nathan W. Bingham

    Jeremy: His Twitter account is @geneveith.

  • http://nwbingham.com Nathan W. Bingham

    Jeremy: His Twitter account is @geneveith.

  • http://www.doxoblogy.com Jeremy Weaver

    Thanks.

  • http://www.doxoblogy.com Jeremy Weaver

    Thanks.

  • Doug

    My “own followers”? Suddenly I envision myself as a 1970′s televangelist sitting at home behind a stack of tapes and prayer clothes to be sent out to my “followers”. Thanks. That made me chuckle. :)

  • Doug

    My “own followers”? Suddenly I envision myself as a 1970′s televangelist sitting at home behind a stack of tapes and prayer clothes to be sent out to my “followers”. Thanks. That made me chuckle. :)

  • http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com Bror Erickson

    neo luddites have friends not followers. I don’t twitter, neither do I face book, so perhaps I have neither friends nor followers.

  • http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com Bror Erickson

    neo luddites have friends not followers. I don’t twitter, neither do I face book, so perhaps I have neither friends nor followers.

  • Dan Kempin

    “I’d rather have friends than followers.”

    Wouldn’t they technically be “twits?”

  • Dan Kempin

    “I’d rather have friends than followers.”

    Wouldn’t they technically be “twits?”

  • Peter Leavitt

    Thanks for the invite, though I’d prefer not to be a Twit. I’ll stay with Bror’s neoluddites.

  • Peter Leavitt

    Thanks for the invite, though I’d prefer not to be a Twit. I’ll stay with Bror’s neoluddites.

  • James

    What’s the name?? I can’t find you under Veith or Cranach or such.

  • James

    What’s the name?? I can’t find you under Veith or Cranach or such.

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr. Luther in 21st Century

    I have never understood the fascination with Twitter. But then I don’t mind taking the time to read more than a few lines. If you post stuff that doesn’t make it into the blog, I will probably join.

    On the other hand, even though I am not a “Twit” I appreciate the thought of a Lutheran presence.

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr. Luther in 21st Century

    I have never understood the fascination with Twitter. But then I don’t mind taking the time to read more than a few lines. If you post stuff that doesn’t make it into the blog, I will probably join.

    On the other hand, even though I am not a “Twit” I appreciate the thought of a Lutheran presence.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    I would have thought your natural home would have been the 16th Century of Luther and Melanchthon, gracious host. And I don’t think you’re a twit at all. :^)

    And regarding Facebook, I’ll join when they add a category for “deep bitter enemies” or something along those lines. The whole thing reminds me of the gag that Weird Al Yankovic did for his fan club; for $20 and your application, you could become an official “Close Personal Friend of Al.”

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    I would have thought your natural home would have been the 16th Century of Luther and Melanchthon, gracious host. And I don’t think you’re a twit at all. :^)

    And regarding Facebook, I’ll join when they add a category for “deep bitter enemies” or something along those lines. The whole thing reminds me of the gag that Weird Al Yankovic did for his fan club; for $20 and your application, you could become an official “Close Personal Friend of Al.”

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Welcome! You chose an auspicious day to announce your Twitter arrival, as elsewhere on the Internet, everyone is drooling over the iPad announcement. So says my Twitter stream.

    Anyhow, I look forward to more actual thoughts, in addition to automatic notifications of blog posts.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Welcome! You chose an auspicious day to announce your Twitter arrival, as elsewhere on the Internet, everyone is drooling over the iPad announcement. So says my Twitter stream.

    Anyhow, I look forward to more actual thoughts, in addition to automatic notifications of blog posts.

  • http://www.scyldingsinthemeadhall.blogspot.com The Scylding

    I’m with Peter & Bror here – though I do have a facebook page, but as an immigrant, a lot of my friends and family are 1000′s of miles away. Otherwise I’d probably drop FB too….

    Shall I quote Chesterton here?

    We have learnt how to do a great many wonderful things – now we must learn not to do them… :)

  • http://www.scyldingsinthemeadhall.blogspot.com The Scylding

    I’m with Peter & Bror here – though I do have a facebook page, but as an immigrant, a lot of my friends and family are 1000′s of miles away. Otherwise I’d probably drop FB too….

    Shall I quote Chesterton here?

    We have learnt how to do a great many wonderful things – now we must learn not to do them… :)

  • Economist Doug

    I have never sent a text message on the telephone or twittered.

    I’m not sure that I’ve missed anything.

  • Economist Doug

    I have never sent a text message on the telephone or twittered.

    I’m not sure that I’ve missed anything.

  • http://katiesbeer.piperblogs.org/ Theresa K.

    Squee! I just followed you, so follow me back! I’m RoseSuchak on Twitter…long story, but there are some strange ones on Twitter so I switched to a moniker. Glad to know you’ve joined us! I’ve been on almost a year and LOVE it for many reasons. I also keep a Facebook page, but mostly for close friends and family.

  • http://katiesbeer.piperblogs.org/ Theresa K.

    Squee! I just followed you, so follow me back! I’m RoseSuchak on Twitter…long story, but there are some strange ones on Twitter so I switched to a moniker. Glad to know you’ve joined us! I’ve been on almost a year and LOVE it for many reasons. I also keep a Facebook page, but mostly for close friends and family.


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