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The Best Ever One-Tweet-Wonders
Twitter attracts all sorts of different people – from those that can’t inhale without informing their legion of devoted followers, to those that lurk in the shadows without ever sending a single tweet of their own.
Our favourite breed of tweeter, though, are those that sign up for an account with the best of intentions before abandoning it after a single post. Introducing the One-Tweet-Wonders.
Still refusing to use Twitter.
— Lisa Goldman (@lisagoldman) May 22, 2009
You probably know of a One Tweet Wonder yourself – they sign up for Twitter because of peer pressure or simply out of curiosity, but aren’t impressed by their findings. “What’s the difference between a favourite and a retweet?” and “Why don’t I have any followers?” are typical hurdles.
So, do any of the following look familiar?
Those in need of help
There’s no place like Twitter for having a good moan, but sometimes it can read like a genuine cry for help. This pair of Tweeters didn’t stick around long, but let’s hope they’re feeling better now.
it hurts to breathe. should I go to the hospital?
— Philly rules!!!!!! (@Phillyrules) August 24, 2008
— Brian Kennedy (@bkennedy) March 30, 2007
You’ve just joined Twitter – so what better way to celebrate than with donuts? Wait, Twitter doesn’t sell donuts? This has been a huge mistake.
what kind of donuts are you offering? — brittanyblevins (@brittanyblevins) May 8, 2008
The inquisitive mind
You’ll be surprised how much you can learn in 140 characters, but we suspect this user may have been over-reaching.
What’s the deal with everything on earth?
— Will Eno (@Will_Eno) February 26, 2013
The desperately mundane
Admittedly, Twitter isn’t for everyone…
having a coffee — greatonline (@greatonline) December 19, 2007
I am working
— classact (@classact) November 12, 2007
getting ready for bed
— danrather (@danrather) March 24, 2008
I am standing behind my nose…
— stonelove27 (@stonelove27) September 5, 2007
Those who quit while they’re ahead
Ever get the feeling that you’ve peaked? These ‘One Tweet’ accounts know the thrill of being heavily retweeted, but smartly chose to quit while they were ahead.
Nailed it! That’s a wrap!
— One Tweet Tony (@OneTweetTony) June 13, 2012
Everyone talks about “going green” lately. The only time I go green is on a long sea voyage! Well, this has been alot of fun. Bye Twitter. — OneTweetPete (@OneTweetPete) April 11, 2011
The seasonal tweeter
The holiday season can leave you with a lot of free time on your hands – but remember Twitter is for life, not just for Christmas.
xmas time — tootsie pop (@tootsieroll) December 24, 2010
May I just say, April Fools! — Mr. Emoticomma (@MrEmoticomma) April 1, 2011
The enthusiastic young go-getter
Yo yo yo – here’s a kid who looks like he has something to say. Oh wait, is that it?
Yo yo yo check it out i’m on dat twitter grind — Joshua Agterberg (@agterberger) January 11, 2014
Short but sweet
Falling well short of the 140 character limit, Anne’s brevity is to be celebrated. However, something tells us her personal brand could use some developing.
H — Anne Wilson Burt (@burt_anne) April 6, 2013