Cursebird is a real-time feed of everyone who’s swearing on Twitter. As you can see, it works. I have been experimenting with Twitter, which seems kind of strange to me, because I normally hate all this social networking crap.
But it’s actually quite satisfying. Unfortunately, I can’t get out of the blogging mode, so I tend to tweet a dozen posts all in rapid succession, then forget about it for a couple of days.
But what I find much more satisfying is being able to sort of keep up with people I know well or only a little, and know they’re still around. The short format means I can avoid having to read lengthy blog posts about relationship troubles and feline illnesses (no offense, y’all) while still getting the high points. It’s like the glory days of Live Journal — but with the barest chance that I will, in fact, be able to keep up.
If you tweet, please feel free to add me, but unless I know you pretty well personally I probably won’t be able to Follow you back — I’m actually at the saturation point as it is.
And don’t expect to see me a lot on Cursebird — I have been trying to work on my f*$#@!ing language.