Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Okay, so my blog entries aren't as regular as I would like them to be, but my second semester studies have started and are keeping me super busy. I'll try to do better!

So this week I decided to share some Tweets with you (if you're oblivious to the Twitter phenomenon, [a] where have you been? and [b] a Tweet is a post or status update on Twitter - Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service).

Last week in South Africa we experienced a unique and exciting occurance. A pet Tiger named Panjo escaped from his owner's vehicle on his way home from the vet. Panjo roamed the streets of Mpumalanga for two days, causing much excitement for the people of Gauteng! The whole of South Africa was immediately drawn to this story, and Panjo citings were broadcast daily.

Panjo was finally found near Verena, and only had a few scratches on his nose to show for his adventure. This is Panjo, home safely with Goosey and getting some steak:

(Photo from Beeld)

Now, amongst all of this excitement somebody was very clever (as South Africans often are) and created a Twitter account as Panjo The Tiger. Tweets were then posted as if posted by Panjo himself. These tweets were accurate (i.e. it was up to date with where Panjo was last spotted) and often very funny.

Here are some of my favorite tweets:

Shortly after Panjo was found:

back to life....back to reality....less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

going to white bank and scaring local lady http://bit.ly/9VOyHaless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

look Ma! I'm on the BBC!! http://bit.ly/9cRc0mless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

i'm not in #fourways. Catch me if you caaa-aaaannn. har har harless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

no lady. i are not stoopid to fall in your trap > RT @FionaSnyckers: @PanjoTheTiger Here kitty, kitty, kitty. <shakes bucket of KFC>less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

(If this Tweet confuses you, Panjo is apparently a huge KFC fan)

For these and all other Panjo Tweets, click here:

Kudos to whoever's Tweeting as Panjo. Very creative!

Twitter status updates are short (140 characters max). Sometimes they're sweet, sometimes their not - but if you follow interesting people (subscribe to interesting people's Tweets) they are always, always entertaining!

Feel free to follow me: http://twitter.com/NastassjaLoots

Some more interesting follows:
http://twitter.com/ilfiore (example: "I've decided to leave Twitter. I suspect I'm being followed!) and http://twitter.com/nightblade628 (example: You would think by now they would have decided whether its Maybeline or not)

If you're not a part of the Twitter family, I encourage you to sign up: http://twitter.com/ Here is the Twitter directory to get you started on some interesting people to follow: http://wefollow.com/

Happy Tweeting!


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