It’s almost 6 p.m. here in Seoul, and that’s bedtime for this nocturne. Before curling up in Morpheus’ arms, I want to throw this screenshot of my Tweetcloud up here (thanks to Cathy Nelson for sharing that one). It’s an interesting little thing, this tag cloud of your most frequent tweet words. The largest words are most frequent from your tweet history, the medium fairly frequent, the smallest less so, but apparently still frequent enough to gain a space on your cloud.
The temptation to see it as a window to your soul – or your Twit-soul, anyway – seems a respectably objective hypothesis that, better still, opens up a bit of fun. So here’s the cloud, followed by a little playful (but sometimes pregnant?) poetasting:
The “self-promoter” (i.e., guy who likes to share his thoughts and seek yours in reply) inevitably tops the cloud with “New Post.” (Shamelessly) Guilty. (But note: We can promote others too, as below )
But I’m happy to see the next most frequent tag is “Thanks,” next to the thanked-for “@dmcordell.”
There’s lots of poetry there too. I especially like:
From the obsessive AP Lit teacher:
Check classroom – college coming.
From the secular naturalist mystic:
Day’s delicious design.
From the army veteran who ain’t above a little spicy naughtiness now and then:
Doing @dswaters? Easy.
(Sue, I think I know you enough to know you’ll ROFL at that one! )
Getting global, going google.
From the best teacher in me:
From the guy who loves passionate students worldwide:
Life, @lindseak! Look! Love!
From the guy who likes the virtual cocktail parties:
Need network! Play, pln!
From the blogging evangelist:
Post posts, ppl!
From the Church of Poetry acolyte:
Reading real right.
From the guy who pines from Korea for his life’s love, China:
Send Seoul Shanghai.
From the guy who reads Dean:
From the guy who reads Sylvia‘s tweets from late-night jazz clubs:
From the guy who tried to pull his network into his classroom:
Sorry, @sschwister: story (student stuff). Sure.
From the guy who knows a true teacher:
@taylorteacher, teach teachers teaching.
From the guy who knows a smart librarian of the futur(a):
From the guy who knows mashups:
From the guy who blogs (almost) daily:
Thinking time today.
From the guy looking for young fires wanting kindling:
Wait. Want. Watch.
From the lonely groom in exile:
From the guy who Will makes chuckle:
Weird wiki, @willrich45!
From the wannabee Whitmanesque bard:
Wish! Wonder! Work, world!
From the guy who just passed 500 posts in 16 months, after 25 years of writing almost nothing: