Twit.

So I’m now on Twitter. Which, I suppose, makes me a twit?
If you care to read whatever random garble I’m twiting, you can find me on there by my usual alien alias. Admittedly, I haven’t twitten very much yet…

Actually, this decision wasn’t purely a random bored whim. It seems that half the astronomy blogosphere have twitter feeds. So, in fact, does Jodrell Bank’s Lovell Telescope — which has a feed showing the coordinates (in right ascention and declination) of whatever it happens to be currently pointing at. Which might not actually be of much use, but it’s kinda cool all the same.

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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14 Responses to Twit.

  1. invaderxan says:

    Disjointed nonsense is usually entertaining. :)
    Astronomy feeds? Well, to name a couple…
    Jodrell Bank Observatory’s Jodcast has a feed, as does Astronomy Cast. There’s also a feed notifying when the latest edition of Carnival of Space (which I really should offer to host sometime) is live.
    As space missions go, Mars Phoenix is dead, but it used to have an active mission feed. Othe space mission feeds include CassiniSaturn, NewHorizons2015, Messenger2011 and NASA Kepler.
    Also, pretty much any astronomy blogger you can name seems to have a feed…

  2. helen99 says:

    Well, if you have a phone that can receive tweets, it does rather unbind you from a desk. One can write from wherever they are. The resulting disjointed nonsense is no doubt useful to the intended recipients.
    What sorts of Astronomy feeds come in through Twitter?

  3. invaderxan says:

    Oh! Cool. :)

  4. invaderxan says:

    Yeah, no kidding. Maybe if they stopped talking about it on TV…
    Oh, and I assure you you’re not generic in the slightest. (Stalker or otherwise).
    ;)

  5. invaderxan says:

    :D

  6. orthoflame says:

    Yeah, I think Facebook was okay before it got so popular. I never used it, but I was pretty neutral about it. I still am, but the site just seems waaaaay too overrated.
    Yep, that would be me! Heh, and here I was thinking I could pretend to be a generic stalker…

  7. invaderxan says:

    MySpace infuriates me, but I don’t mind Facebook. That said, Facebook was better about a year ago before it became “cool”. Back when the only people really using it were students trying to avoid doing coursework.
    And of course that’s ok! Would you be lithiumplus, per chance? :)

  8. invaderxan says:

    Yeah, it picked your account up from my e-mail contacts. And I wouldn’t worry — I don’t think anyone has anything particularly important to say on Twitter. I’m just in it for the procrastination, really… :P

  9. orthoflame says:

    I’m on twitter too. I guess I’ve been using twitter a little more than often these days, ever since I found out about TwitterFox, heh. Also, I prefer twitter over MySpace and Facebook (don’t know about you, but I can’t stand those two sites).
    BTW, added you on twitter. Hope that’s okay! :D

  10. invaderxan says:

    I guess it is a bit pointless. But it’s an entertaining kind of pointless, at least…
    Mind you, some bloggers do give live coverage of events (like conferences and space probe launches) via Twitter.

  11. nimblenimbus says:

    I saw that you added me on it!
    I don’t have anything of importance to say, though, haha. I think I’ve made one post (or is it Twit? D:) ever

  12. I have a twitter account but I don’t use it. I still find it kind of pointless.

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