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To Tweet, or not to Tweet*Update:  Aunty was tweeted by Yunji de Nies!  Not sure what that meant, but daughter said that was awesome! 

Aunty was totally clueless about tweeting.  It sounded like something new and irritating.  However, Chad Lamothe opened up a Twitter account for Aunty when he redesigned the website.   He set it up to do something that Aunty did not understand with her latest posts.  It didn’t hurt or cost money, so, whatever!

Last night at the March HIMA meeting, Lane Muraoka of Big City Diner answered questions about tweeting and Twitter for his business.  Aunty was NOT interested in Twitter because of ignorance, but went to the meeting anyway because the HIMA folks are great, and Aunty believes in supporting great causes.  (Also, each time Aunty goes to a HIMA meeting, lightbulbs go off in Aunty’s head.)

Well, surprise, surprise!  Another lightbulb went off after Lane’s presentation!  Tweeting can be kinda awesome!

So, this morning, Aunty tweeted – one to Lane (@BCDlane) and one to Hawaiian Airlines.  The result?  Dunno…..yet.  Maybe more traffic to Aunty’s website?  Maybe access to the latest deals from those businesses?

If anything, it was making new connections, which could lead to more connections.  It’s a way for Aunty to share her latest posts.  It may be more work because of checking in, but it’s fun, like Facebook but less wordy and more control, and not irritating!

If you see a post that you like from Aunty, please tweet it by clicking on the little blue bird icon if you have a Twitter account.  Don’t have a Twitter account?  Ask somebody to help you set one up.  You can ignore it, or you can connect with it.

For Aunty, this is a Star Trek moment in time, just before warp speed, entering into another dimension.

Mahalo to Lane Muraoka of Big City Diner and HIMA!

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Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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