Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Our Twitter Selves


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

Today's question was inspired by something I saw on Twitter:


(Which is funny as my Twitter password is the one I can never remember. The only reason I can log in is because that password is stored in my devices, but if I try to log in to Twitter from anywhere else, I can't get in.)

OK. So...

What if your memory was failing (amnesia, dementia, a magical spell that deleted your memory...), and all you had to go on to figure you out were your tweets from Twitter? (And your likes, I would assume.)

23 comments:

  1. I would be screwed as I am not on twitter. If i had to learn from another way, there would be so many holes as i don't give much out on Facebook. The most would be on my blog. If I learned from there, I would at least know I like movies and creating cards

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    1. Yeah, not all of us are Twitter-fied. I don't think this would work for our blogs, as we are very much ourselves there.

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  2. I'm with Birgit, I would be screwed too since I'm not on Twitter or for that matter doing much on Facebook these days. Maybe I'll have fun creating a new personality!

    betty

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  3. At least I would know I'm an author, that I like RiffTrax, and I'm somehow involved with the IWSG...

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  4. I'd think that I thought I was funny, but sometimes rather angry as well.

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  5. I would be pretty clueless with my personal Twitter. The DLP one might help more.

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  6. I don't know if I tweet enough to get a good idea of who I am from it. I tend to be wary of revealing too much anyway. I'd probably end up with more questions than answers.

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  7. I might be okay having a sense of myself since I have Facebook linked to Twitter and I share my blog posts on Facebook.

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  8. I'd only know I auto post a bunch from my blog onto twitter haha

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    1. Ah, but blog posts would tell you a whole lot, wouldn't they?

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  9. I don't have a personal Twitter account, only a movie one, so I'd be a very one-dimensional person!

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    1. I'm finding it interesting how few commenters are active on Twitter.

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  10. I would probably think that Palaye Royale employed me as a public relations person for their music. Heh...

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  11. I would find out who I followed and have to hope that shed some light. Not on FB so would really be relying on remembering my blog.

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  12. That would be scary. Of course, there are probably people on twitter that only know me from my tweets. I guess depending on which twitter password I remembered, I might find my blog which would help a great deal, so that's cool. Benefit to "living online"? 😳

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    1. We have a whole online personality that is the only interaction some have. Weird, isn't it?

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  13. This is a very interesting one... I do have a Twitter account. But none of the tweets are personal ones, even though the account is not an official one. They are all related to current affairs and news developments; some my tweets, and a lot of retweets.
    One thing for sure I will know about myself is my name, my designation in office, which organisation I work for, and the city where I work. That should be good enough to get more details about myself. :-)

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    1. Not very many of my commenters are active on Twitter. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

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  14. LOL I have trouble with my twitter password, too.

    Eh I'd get a little from it but I don't twitter as much as I facebook. FB I'd get a fairly accurate portrayal, I think. And since some of my tweets link to FB posts that would work lol

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  15. I would be out of luck. I follow people on twitter primarily to get other opinion on current events but I comment very little.
    I am actually here as part of the A to Z April Challenge "road trip". I'm trying to get around to as many participants as possible before April rolls around again. I've enjoyed reading your blog - I don't think I could ever have done the subsitute teaching. I remember what substitutes went through when I was in school. Kudos to you. All the best. Hope to see you next April.

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