Dear Ms. Grigoriadis,
I think it’s great that you took the time to write about some of the top female Twitterers (Tweethearts? Srsly?) and looked to offer some insight into how their celebrity (twilebrity? WTF?) has come about.
Except you didn’t do that.
You gave me eye candy, cutesy words that include “tw” (twagic, if you ask me) and manage to more than amply deride these women’s efforts even while writing about them.
Each day, these women speed easily across the Twitformation Superhighway on their iPhones and laptops, leaving droppings in their wake: “getting highlights before class,” “I hrd u had fun!,” “Wah, missing my twittr time!”
Between your choice of tweets to use and your use of the word “droppings?”, do I really need to wonder what you really think? Y’know, just because people on Twitter read and write in 140 characters or less, we do understand grander concepts like subliminal meaning and sarcasm. Like, fr srs we do! omgwftbbq!
“But when it comes to listening, well, that’s where these twilebrities shine. It so happens that they are nice girls—the Internet’s equivalent of a telephone chat line staffed by a bunch of cheerleaders—and it’s all free. Any tweep who wants to talk to them will likely get a reply to his tweets (“u r so funny!”). They may also re-tweet for you (that means referencing one of your droppings on their Twitter feed)”
That’s where they shine? They shine because they’re girls on a chat line? So, you’re likening women who have built followings in the millions — who work daily to network and empower others, who have built their own businesses, produced their own webcontent and who work tirelessly towards humanitarian efforts — to those “pick up the phone” babes I can see on my late night Fox affiliate and talk to for $2.99 a minute?
While I’m at it, allow me to include the Twitter names of the ladies you write about, since you FAILED to do so. This way, people can check them out if they so choose.
I’m sorry, but I think you totally missed the point of what each and every one of these women is doing and, if I didn’t know better, I’d think you wrote the entire article as a “subtle” way to get the VF Twitter address out there.
So, let me help.
But, you may want to rethink that. Beause something tells me you may become more familiar with just how well liked, respected and popular each of these women are on Twitter once you start seeing the @replies.
(For you non-twitter types, that’s not “twiplies” or anything. It’s replies. Like we say in meatspace as well)
Oh and, are you on Twitter, Ms. Grigoriadis?
Addition at at 4:17 pm:
A few more responses to the VF article. Because they need to be posted. ::grin::
Oh and, turns out Ms. Grigoriadis is on Twitter. :;grin:: With protected tweets!