Twitter Notebook

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Did you know that all the tweets you have publicly posted is archived at the Library of Congress in the US?

I may not post twitter updates much but whenever I am online I open a tab for my twitter feed to see how everyone and everything are doing. As the micro-blogging site has had pretty much a significant impact on lives this decade, I decided to purchase this small, thin notebook that says twitter on the cover one time I was checking out the stationery section of a department store. (Hey, people buy lego notebooks.) It was sealed in plastic and there was no unwrapped sample notebook lying around. But I was curious as to why a notebook would have the word twitter emblazoned on it.

Does each page resemble a twitter feed? Does one write in tiny rectangles inside where only 140 characters can fit?

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The notebook is half the size of a normal notebook. The pages are stapled together and has a cardboard cover.

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Sadly, it does not have any of the gimmicks I was thinking. It’s just a notebook. Planner if you count the planner pages good for eleven weeks scattered all over.  It could be a planner for summer vacation when school’s out, if one is to disregard the calendar. Almost right at the middle of the notebook is a calendar which does not have any indication of the year. Found out upon checking on the internet that it is for the year 2011. Sheesh. If I were to really use this, I’d rather just keep notes in it.

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There’s hardly anything in the notebook to remind one of twitter. No twitter bird, no twitter themes. Sure, there are illustrations of a kid using a computer and a laptop, even a profile pic but those could just as well represent other social networking sites. Posting “micro-blogging complex” several times throughout does not do anything for me as well. Because all these things don’t really tell anyone what twitter is. Of course, I don’t understand what the Chinese characters worked into the illustrations meant.

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That’s what this notebook has going for it. How cute the illustrations are. Love the earthy tones too. And I am a sucker for watercolor prints. Almost all the pages have those and the prints get repeated only one other time.  But then the notebook only has a few pages, less than 50. Like a tweet that has come up short leaving the reader wanting more.

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