Do you know who invented Twitter? Joe. Yep, my Joe. Although he doesn't get the credit for it--well, until now.
As long as I can remember, Joe has felt the need to announce what he is doing to me--all of the time. When he is going out into the garage, driving to the store, if he is going to mow the lawn, or perhaps just watch the game--Joe has to tell me. Why, I don't know--I really don't care what he is doing and he is not looking for approval or acknowledgment, he just has to say it. In 17 words or less. And NOT online--just in person.
"I'll be in the shed, Lin" he Tweets. Or "I'll be in the garage looking at the car". Sometimes there is a "I'll be right back," leaving me to wonder what that means, but most times I don't care, and I say so.
Now, all of you pallies will say "Poor, Joe" (they always do)--he's just being nice to you, telling you where he is and/or what he is doing to help you. Yeah. But I don't care, you see. I don't need to know everything Joe is doing all the time. Really. He is an adult, I think he can putter around the yard without reporting/Tweeting (twittering?) his every move. And you don't get extra credit or anything for reporting every single thing you do around here, 'cuz if you did, I'd get an A++++++++. It doesn't count if you announce everything. Really.
So, yeah, Al Gore's got the internet, but Joe's got Twitter. Okay, so he didn't think about the online part of it--he just invented the 17 words or less of useless information regarding what he is doing. If you love Twitter--you've got Joe to thank.