Cuckoos are often highly secretive and in many cases best known for their wide repertoire of calls. Calls are usually relatively simple, resembling whistles, flutes, or hiccups.The calls are used in order to demonstrate ownership of a territory and to attract a mate. [From Wikipedia]
I’m not sure how this differs from the concept behind Twitter.
Let me see if I have it straight. The idea is to allow ordinary people an audience, so that they may document every moment of their waking day with updates of what they are doing, thus staying tied to the computer like a tightened leash.
I can just see what would happen if someone really used Twitter as it was intended.
6:14 AM: Just woke up. Overslept my alarm by 12 minutes. Took a minute to get online because I had to go to the bathroom.
6:16 AM: Forgot to flush, now it smells. I was going to take a shower but then remembered I hadn’t told you where I was going.
6:57 AM: im all clean, now i hav2 get dressed.
7:05 AM: im hungry, think ill have chocolate coated sugar bombs
7:19 AM: we were out of ccsb so i had wheaties instead, ew
7:55 AM: crap im late cul8r
9:02 AM: keyboarding class sux
9:04 AM: @SuperSusie OMG did he rly say that?
9:05 AM: @Brad u shud totally dump her
9:06 AM: @tweettwit did u study for the test?
9:07 AM: bbiab test is being passed out now
9:55 AM: i want an iphone
12:21 PM: lunchtime, im eating in the library
12:26 PM: @SuperSusie no way!
12:28 PM: @SuperSusie what r u gonna do?
12:29 PM: @SuperSusie what a skank!
12:30 PM: brb ggp
12:39 PM: sry took so long had gas too.
12:40 PM: chewing spearment gum
12:41 PM: threw the wrapper away. shoot what am i gona wrap my gum in when im done?
12:42 PM: bells gonna ring any minute
12:43 PM: @Brad u know Susie is available
12:44 PM: @SuperSusie orly? i thnk he liks u
12:45 PM: @Brad idk why don’t u ask her
12:46 PM: @SuperSusie theres the bell, see u next period
3:22 PM: the school banned twitter. there is no good reason! it’s unfair!!!!!! 🙁 they said its interfering with “student productivity.”
3:23 PM: @SuperSusie u there?
3:24 PM: @SuperSusie let me no when u get on
3:25 PM: brb
3:49 PM: my mom says no more twitter till my homework is done.
3:56 PM: @SuperSusie moms in the bathroom. Susie?
4:07 PM: @SuperSusie im on computer restriction, c u in class 2morrow
1:04 AM: @SuperSusie did he ask you out?