Websites, e-mails, social networking, streaming video, hyperlinks – whether it’s work or play, my life is saturated with technology. It’s what I do and what I love.
What many people don’t know about is my low tech side, my obsession with things like typewriters and snail mail. When I was hired at KWWL, one of the first things I asked for was a Rolodex. A real life, old school, write on the card and file it under the correct letter, Rolodex.
Often the old is reinvented, but why not take the techie chic and give it a paper and pen spin?
At the last #CVTweetup, Katie (@kmnoon) introduced me to the area’s newest communication tool. Have a comment, either informational or comedic, to share? You can tweet it, or you can Tweet-it©.
Tweet-its Portable Postsare the brain child of Cedar Valley native and graphic designer Chris Corkery.
“I had heard so many people talk about not ‘getting’ Twitter and their fear of being out there online and I joked about a paper solution to ease people into the idea of posting their day to day thoughts for all to see,” Corkery said (via e-mail).
Imagine a Post-it prepped with an @.
Ex: At a restaurant you like – leave a Tweet-it on the menu to recommend a particular dish. Someone sees that, picks it up, and “re-tweets” it in the break room at work.
Of course, just like hashtags are often used more for comedy than for information, Tweet-its don’t require a real handle or hashtag to work.
Here’s an example from the Tweet-it Facebook page:
@Stomach Grumble, grumble. I may have to eat early. #feedme
Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen “Tweet-it sightings” popping up on Twitter. Yes, the irony (and Chris admits it’s ironic), Tweet-its have a Twitter account (@Tweet_Its)
You can order your Tweet-it pad, in creatively named colors like Firewire Orange and Snow Yellow, for $2.99.
Whether it’s online or on paper – happy tweeting.
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This post was written by jjarvis on April 28, 2010