A Little Birdie Called Twitter Told Me

I have recently joined the world of Twitter and have set out to explore this new world of hash tags, tweets and followers. But like a newborn panda bear alone in the wild, I’ve been feeling a bit lost and slightly overwhelmed. It is a large world, after all, and I’m just one small part of it.

But I suppose the magic of the little blue bird is that it makes the world so much smaller. Suddenly I can read up on who had what for breakfast, get instant insights into the latest findings of the Boston bombings, nod understandingly that Cape Town weather has decided it feels more like 25 degrees than the expected 30 (yes, if you have read my last blog post, you’ll be pleased to know that the sun has come out and I have emerged from my temporary hibernation), and feel the pain of the FirstWorldPains dilemma that the eleven inch $5 footlong actually costs $6.54! And I can identify with that. All of it. Unlike the lucky people who had amazing breakfasts, I had a very normal bowl of cereal while looking over some work. I am interested to find out what happened in Boston as I used to live in Massachusetts and love the city (and it’s pretty awesome that they put an entire city on lock-down). I enjoy weather updates as Cape Town is somewhat schizophrenic in its weather and can be hot on one side of the mountain but cold and windy on the other. And I, too, have been very disappointed to find that my Subway sandwich does not in fact cost as much as the menu says it does. This was when I first moved to the USA and didn’t understand the concept of tax per state at all – here, if I buy a Subway sandwich and it says 20 bucks, I’ll pay 20 bucks. First World pains indeed…

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However, as a newborn in the Twitter-world, there is still much to learn. Stumbling around in the dark and reading all these things may be fun and exciting for a little while, but I hope to make sense of this new universe and the wonderful opportunities it presents soon enough. But, until then, I will explore my options of momma ducks to follow and build my own little paddling of followers…

Born and bred in sunny Namibia, Benike has made it a mission to travel the world as much as possible and gather as many experiences as time allows. She currently lives in the ever-beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, working in the film industry, and living and loving life.