I started my last blog post saying that I believe in facts, not jinxes. That bears repeating after this tweet from my traveling companion:
Well @stevebuttry is a rental car line. I may be a jinx for the Yankees, but no one has more travel woes then Steve.
— Mimi Johnson(@mimijohnson) June 10, 2012
Here are the facts:
- I tweet a lot.
- I travel a lot.
- Travel often sucks, but not always.
- One tweet is sufficient to say that you arrived on time.
- A travel delay prompts more tweets.
When flights or trains arrive on time with no problems, one tweet suffices:
Landed in Halifax. Off for 2 days in Cape Breton. Depending on wi-fi at inn, may be off the grid for a while.
— Steve Buttry (@stevebuttry) May 8, 2012
My tweeps yawn, if they notice at all. But a delay needs a little explanation and, well, I have time to explain. If the delay lasts hours because of a fatality on the tracks, I livetweet the whole thing. People retweet and spread the word and a Twitter mini-legend is born. Continue reading