Collecting "Hot" Jokes on Twitter

Sweltering
Last night it felt like an oven in Camilla. Over 100 degrees, the humidity made it feel like you were roasting!

So, I tweeted out:

coolcatteacher It is so unbelievably hot in camilla, Georgia. How hot is it? It is so hot that ____( retweets to those who fill in blank best! :-)

And there were such great answers, I thought I'd share them for a little humor on Friday afternoon.


They were all so great, they all deserved a retweet!


So, what is so “hot” about this.
Oh, we're all sick of those “I really love Twitter” posts — the connecting, linking up, all of that.  But one of the greatest things about Twitter to me is the impromptu, unorchestrated moments that just pop out and brighten my day.


I remember when I first started using Twitter and my grandmother passed away. I had friends from around the world Tweeting me their thoughts and kindnesses. I turned on my dm on my cell phone just to get them. It was such a comfort.


And this moment, I came in from running 5 kilometers this morning at school and walked to see the ladies who work in the learning lab where my son was studying and opened up twitter and started guffawing. I went to their desk and read them “hot” jokes. They asked where I got them, I said — “Oh, I just tweeted out a request for hot jokes on Twitter and my friends around the world shared them.”


This sort of thing only happens when you follow quite a few people — not just spammy types but real conversationalists. 


Now, I'm not saying to get on Twitter because the jokes are great, but really, so you can understand what it is about. Some people follow twenty or thirty – really, I didn't understand Twitter until I followed 100 people or so.  Again, not really the “celebrities” who don't have time to chat, but the conversationalists who live interesting lives just like regular old people. 


It is just a fun place to be sometimes. And even when I'm not having fun (like at Granny's funeral) it also connects me to my “friends” around the world who can help me see my world a little differently.


Twitter is just….. hot… in my book. (After all these years. ;-))

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Website Design Company usa July 28, 2010 - 8:50 am

nice idea, All tweeters finding good concept by twitter.

Thanks

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