Sucked into the Social Network

Weird Universe is officially twitterfied and facebooked. Links to our social network pages can be found in the "About Weird Universe" box in the right-hand column.

There's no reason to visit Weird Universe's facebook or twitter pages if you visit here, since WU posts (or, at least, the titles) will simply be reposted on those sites automatically — with a slight delay. However, if you feel a need to "like" us, or "follow" us, you now can.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 11, 2011
     Category: Weird Universe

I'm of the opinion that only twits tweet and I don't think I could face much more weirdness than I already do but I like it. 😜
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/11/11 at 04:55 AM
Expat47 -- I'm also a staunch non-tweeter, but I've grudgingly come to accept that there's a growing number of people who seem to think that facebook and twitter ARE the internet. Or, at least, they interact with the internet entirely through the lens of those social networks. So those pages are a concession to them. Plus, it requires almost no effort on our part. So why not.
Posted by Alex on 08/11/11 at 09:25 AM
Alex, no offense meant and I did "LIKE" y'all on FB afterall.

@KDP: If it weren't for FB I'd never know what the @#[email protected]#[email protected] was going on with my kith & kin back in the homeland but plowing through mountains of "I just got up and saw the clouds. Do you think we're going to get rain today." is about enough to drive a sane man around the bend.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/11/11 at 11:17 AM
Twit is to Twitter as ignore is to ignorant.

But if it helps build site traffic go for it.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 08/11/11 at 12:08 PM
I think its a great idea Alex! I don't do the social networks either, but whatever brings us more WUvians to share our take on weird is a good thing.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/11/11 at 01:45 PM
Expat47 -- no offense taken at all. I've been anti-facebook and twitter for so long that I'm really just trying to convince myself that I haven't become a cheap sellout by (sort of) embracing them.
Posted by Alex on 08/11/11 at 04:33 PM

I don't see it as selling out but rather as using a formidable marketing tool to build the WU site. I also don't much like Madison Avenue but without advertising we wouldn't even know about many of the things that are a part of our daily lives.

If I were in your place I would most likely do the same even if I did feel like I needed to take a hot shower afterwards.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 08/11/11 at 04:40 PM
Not only have a resisted the twitterverse and social networks thus far, I have even resisted registering as a WUvian until today. Witnessing all of you regulars supporting Alex's decision has convinced me to register and let you all know I've enjoyed this site for quite some time now and I agree that making use of the links probably will benefit our "cause" in the long run.

"Cheap sellout", "Needed to take a hot shower afterwards", etc…… you guys crack me up! (and I thank you for it).

Randy in Florence, OR
Posted by Randy in Florence, Oregon on 08/11/11 at 04:51 PM
Welcome to the WUvie world Randy and don't become a stranger. Join in and help us celebrate the ridiculous and weird.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 08/11/11 at 05:12 PM
Glad you signed up Randy, hope to hear your distinct voice often.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/11/11 at 06:49 PM
Origon??? Isn't that that Japanese paper folding thingie?

Anyway, welcome to the fold.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/11/11 at 11:26 PM
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