Twitter Addict? What level are you?

I was a major Twitter skeptic when I first heard of it. Then I started following a few people then a few more, then people started following me, and now I am something of a twitter addict. Twitter is not just a way for me to waste time (though occassionally….) it’s be an amazing networking tool, connecting to me to amazing professionals in the green building and sustainability space (I’ll be doing a post on them soon). But like anything else there are two sides to the twitter coin. It’s easy to get addicted. Are you addicted to twitter? Here is the thinkpop guide to twitter addiction.

Based on my conversation on twitter with @modishplum a few weeks ago…

  • Level 1- You compulsively check twitter once an hour.
  • Level 2- You check every 15 min.
  • Level 3- You have an app on your desktop you check constantly. You are the reason there are API limits.
  • Level 4- You have tweeted while at a twitter get-together event like the shorty awards.
  • Level 5- You have tweeted directly before after or during sex.

I have never actually experienced a level 5 tweeter. I imagine the posts would go something like this.

Woah, I’m gonna score!

Apparently my iphone doesn’t turn her on.

Well that was short.


Are you or someone you know a twitter addict? If so leave a comment or tweet it up #twitlevel


The rebirth of ThinkPop

ThinkPop was born as an outlet for me and a few of my closest friends to express our thoughts and interests in the world of Politics, Policy, and Pop Culture. While it always had a dedicated readership, after the election and being a bunch of blog-a-holics, we all needed a break from constantly writing about every bend and curve in the political road.

Well election season is over and it’s time now more than ever for citizens to express their ideas on where this country is headed. So I wanted to let you know that I will be back here at thinkpop blogging away. I hope you come join the conversation as commenters and linkers. I want thinkPop to be part of the conversation going on out there.

Drop me a comment. Let’s get the ball rolling!

Marc the Prophet?!

Very rarely do I pull out the “I told you so”, but in this instance I just happened to catch the post election coverage of the Sean Hannity radio show and it made me so happy. Some time ago I made a prediction about the election stating:

 Despite his (Hannity’s) misguided advice, Hannity’s show lacks discussion on all these vital issues. I’ll predict that when McCain loses this election Hannity will return to the “bash McCain express” which ran parallel to the “stop Hillary express” this past February. Then everybody will be able to see what a liar Hannity has been these past few months as he backed a candidate whom he claimed did not represent the Republican party. I have news for you Sean, your swiftboat politics have sailed, along with your parties chance at winning the White House.

Booya. Looking forward to the next four years immensely.

DOW hovers around 350

So far the Dow seems to be hovering around a 350 point loss. Not bad considering what happened around the world.

Thought Bubbles: Around the Internets

The Daily Conservator has a take on racism in the voting booth. 

Whisky Tango Foxtrot hits Palin for her wardrobe costs. 

McCombover quotes Cafferty.

The Fix is wondering about 2012.

Ben Smith has a wonderful anecdote about racism on the trail.

And the Crypt has a story about how apparently Liberals hate “real america.” There is definitely a post on this one coming some time today.

Where are the comments?

Don’t tell me you readers aren’t moved. Even if you agree with the posts, don’t be shy. Holler at us in the comment section because it makes us feel loved.

All Joe all the Time!

Please visit for the complete article on everybody’s favorite plumber. It’s very entertaining. I’ll give you the highlights:

  • When Barack Obama and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (aka Joe The Plumber)met recently in Ohio, the two got to talking about small businesses. Wurzelbacher told the senator he’s a “plumber” and he’s looking to buy a company. Obama asked how long he’d been a plumber. “Fifteen years,” Wurzelbacher replied.Oh, really?Wurzelbacher registered as an apprentice with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council in November 2003, according to Dennis Evans, spokesman with the Department of Job and Family Services.
  • He doesn’t have a plumbing license required by the city of Toledo to practice, according to a staffer with the Toledo Division of Building Inspection
  • Wurzelbacher can’t legally do plumbing work without a license, regardless of his boss’s certification.
  • In the meantime, the Democrat-friendly local plumbers’ union is fuming. “He has no license whatsoever with the city of Toledo,” said Tom Joseph, the business manager for Local Union 50 of the Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, which has endorsed Obama.
  • “The real Joe Plumbers are for Barack” -Samuel “Joseph” Wurzelbacher

 Is the picture becoming a bit more clear?