Twitter 101

Twitter can by cryptic and confusing. It has its own vocabulary. People who have heard that Twitter is nothing but inane messages about what people ate for breakfast can hardly be blamed for not jumping in and learning the proper Twitter syntax. In this post I will try to demystify Twitter. Consider it a “101” […]

STS-135 NASA Tweetup, Day 1

My excitement was palpable. I had been anticipating day one of the STS-135 NASA Tweetup for nearly a month. I arrived in Florida the day prior–Wednesday–and had been to SpaceX that evening to see their Dragon spacecraft. After a special presentation at SpaceX, I enjoyed dinner with my father and step-mother at a restaurant near […]

STS-135 NASA Tweetup, Day Minus-1

The anticipation for the STS-135 NASA Tweetup had been building since I received my congratulatory email June 10. I had connected with other attendees on Twitter and Facebook, read the resources listed on the wiki, planned the shots I wanted to get and with which camera, sent out a press release and done interviews, arranged […]

NASA Tweetup at STS-135 Launch

If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome. I will be attending the NASA Tweetup for the final launch of an American Space Shuttle, Atlantis’ STS-135 mission. NASA has a full schedule of activities planned for us on July 7, including a tour of the Vehicle Assembly Building, retraction of the Rotating Service […]

Phurl Powers ILV.ME

Sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough room to express our thoughts, activities, quotations, recipes, tutorials, diatribes, announcements, affections, tips and lessons. Our most valiant attempts at compendium often extend beyond the limitations imposed by Twitter. The solution is quite simple: all a tweeter has to do is include a URL to point to a blog […]