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More Fun With Twitter

Okay, I have not paid enough attention to Comics Should Be Good’s Twitter account. I will try to rectify this.

First off – you folks with Twitter should follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/csbg

The Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. Plus, starting today, I will try to post daily original content on the twitter account, as well. I will start with ten reviews of comics that came out last week, and hopefully (no promises, of course) then do a review a day (while sprinkling in stuff I did before like the Comic Theme Game).

And I just thought of an incentive to follow us – if we reach 3,000 followers, I will do another Month of Greatest Stories Ever Told! You folks loved the first Greatest Stories Ever Told, so go follow us on Twitter and you can get another month of it!

While we’re at it, be sure to follow the Comics Should Be Good writers who are on Twitter (the links go to the person’s Twitter account) – myself, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith!

If other writers for the blog have twitter accounts, let me know and I’ll add you here (I know Sonia has to have one, I just can’t find it).

Also, I think we can take it for granted that a portion of you do not like Twitter, so I will post a few comments for you now so you can just skip commenting on this post:

1. “I don’t like Twitter.”

2. “Twitter is dumb”

3. “New social media angers me”

4. “Twitter is not cool.”

5. “What is Twitter?”


You forgot “(waves cane menacingly from rocking chair)”, because that’s what I’m doing right now! You danged kids and your newfangled technology!

So should we just post which number comment reflects our opinion then? You should do this for all the posts. It will make commenting so much more efficient.

“Sadly,” not all topics have such predictable comments. But yes, there are certain topics where this could really save some time! :)

I think we could probably do this on my column for sure… :)

Thanks for the linking Brian.

All ten mini-reviews are up now!

My thoughts on:

Hawkeye and Mockingbird #1
Irredeemable #14
Torch #8
Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1
Red Hood #1
Heralds #1
Captain America/Black Panther #3
Betty #186
JSA All-Stars #7
Thanos Imperative #1

I used to be with it, before they changed what “it” was! Now, what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s “it” seems weird and scary to me.

you are now followed on my twitter machine.

When I reach 3000 followers, I will do a month of reread reviews (of at least 2,000 words) as chosen by the fans after I catalogue and list every single comic I own for them to vote upon. And I’ll even do it in a month with 31 days. Should be a loooooooong time before that happens.

Yeah, no way was I going to make the level easily reachable – Greatest Stories Ever Told months are hard work. ;)

Hey, the CSBG account has a good 500 or so followers head start — and is far more likely to grow at a quicker pace. Whereas, I may never have to follow through on my vow.

beta ray steve

June 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm


Predictably, I enjoyed the brief flirtation with using Twitter for Cover Theme Games. But I seemed to be pretty much the only one playing, so that sort of thing’s probably better off on the blog.

Twitter? Is that anything like the livejournal?

Damn Bill Reed beat me to the Grandpa Simpson line….. lol you forgot #6 “I don’t have a cellphone so blah to twitter”

1. “I don’t like Twitter.”

2. “Twitter is dumb”

3. “New social media angers me”

4. “Twitter is not cool.”

5. “What is Twitter?”

When I get 3,000 followers…I promise nothing…which is bold considering I don’t even have 100 followers yet.

I’m a low risk girl, what can I say…

You could totally use the numbered comment system on Comic Critics posts. It’s pretty much the same round of comments every time.


June 8, 2010 at 4:10 am

6. CSBG on twitter feels like when Dad left mum for a younger woman and started a new family with her.
Sure, I could try and adapt and live with them, but it makes me feel uncomfortable, and really, is it that much better?
Is the taste of something new that much better?
Why wasn’t this enough?
Is this our fault?

Well, I imagine that it could feel analogous… my parents are still together though, so I don’t really know.

I think Dan summed up my thoughts well.

I don’t even know what Twitter is, but I don’t like this new dumb social media, because it angers me.

Hey, it’s good to actually have a use for my long-dormant Twitter account! (I honestly only started it up because a band I like offered an exclusive MP3 to fans who followed them.) I enjoyed the mini-reviews and hope to see more.

Now maybe someday I’ll be able to get my Facebook and Twitter accounts to sync up properly . . .

I was following you on the Twitter, but then I got off at the Newark exit to pick up some White Castle and got lost.

Oh sweet. I followed the Twitter originally, but unfollowed when I realized it was just links to the site. I’ll definitely give it another try. And thanks for linking everyone’s individual page too so we can stal-FOLLOW you.

7. I do appreciate new social media services, however their lack of meaningful monetization strategies will ultimately doom them to a subscription model, corporate takeover, thoroughly intrusive advertising, or dissolution; therefore I choose not to utilize these sites as the user experience which makes them attractive is fleeting and unsustainable, and will inevitably be bastardized or lost completely.

Danielle Leigh’s also on Twitter. I think she’s http://twitter.com/danielle_leigh1 or something like that.

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