There’s a blue bird on my shoulder…

Jan 21, 2011

I miss writing… although I write everyday. I have condensed my writing to quick messages, no more than 140 characters. That is not writing. At least not the way I used to write. Complete thoughts fully explored, verses of ideas and inspiration, have vanished in a tweet.

*side note – The urban dictionary defines “blue bird” as slang for “cop, police officer, security guard, etc.”.

*another side note – according to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, it turns out that only “8% of online Americans use twitter”.

Eight percent of the American adults who use the internet are Twitter users. Some of the groups who are notable for their relatively high levels of Twitter use include:

  • Young adults – Internet users ages 18-29 are significantly more likely to use Twitter than older adults.
  • African-Americans and Latinos – Minority internet users are more than twice as likely to use Twitter as are white internet users.
  • Urbanites – Urban residents are roughly twice as likely to use Twitter as rural dwellers.

So what am I trying to say exactly? Twitter seems to be the new blue bird on the shoulder’s of young, African-American and Latino men in our urban communities. And, I’m going to start writing again.

“There’s a blue bird on my shoulder, can I kill it…” – RBL Posse

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