Sunday, July 3, 2011

Making Progress, One Medium at a Time

Yesterday’s entry was about the passage of time, and speaking of time: after about four months on the Facebook and the Twitter, without being pushy, I’ve got over 300 Facebook friends (esteemed libertarian writer Jonathan Adler becoming #300), I’ve tweeted 300 tweets, and I have (almost) 200 Twitter followers (a few more wouldn’t hurt).  With the Facebook folks alone – almost none of them strangers to me in real life – I could fend off a Persian army, I figure. 

The nice round milestone numbers may be merely symbolic, but at least it’s real math, unlike Obama’s symbolic class-warfare jet-tax bullshit, deployed to demonstrate he’s on your side, even as we topple into the economic abyss.

Ah, there’s the “Month of Political Conflict” kicking in – but rest assured, I will have some negative thoughts about the right as well, in tomorrow’s first of multiple Book Selections of the Month entries this month, examining C. Bradley Thompson’s Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea – just in time for the Fourth of July. 

UPDATE: Later, that same night: Twitter follower #200.  Thank you.

UPDATE 2: Ah, and Sam Sifton just retweeted a comment of mine to his 66,000 followers.  That helps.  (And I’m pleased to see he has Drinky Crow as his profile picture.  That takes me back to our NYPress days.)  OK, enough stats talk.

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