26 Apr 2010
In which Hestia gets a bit of a Twitter shock.....
I've made about 9,300 postings - most of them original (ie not RTs).
This led me, in an idle, anal moment, to work out how many keystrikes that is - assuming 140 characters per tweet.......1,302,000.
I'VE MADE OVER A MILLION KEY STROKES ON TWITTER!!!
In another strange mathmatical moment, I wondered how many words that might be....taking your average word as being about five letters.
This is what shocked me..............over 260,400. That's a novel's worth. Heck, that's several novels' worth.
Granted, they are not all great literature. 'Back from jog. Am totally shagged out' is hardly going to set the literary world alight, but ....... 260,400 words....well......that's EPIC.
What shocks me is that for the entire year, I've never put pen to paper to actually write anything of note - other than blogs and reviews - but look what I could have achieved if I had TRIED!
I could have written nearly HALF the Bible for God's sakes.
Worse. I opted to find out how much time I had spent on Twitter making all these keystrokes. There is an API for this (of course!) called Tweetwaster. Assuming I spent an average of 30 seconds per tweet I've spent 278,910 Seconds or 4,649 Minutes or 77.48 Hours or 3.23 Days using Twitter!
If I spent 3.23 days on something useful and important, I could have changed the world by now - or at the very least, factored in some light housework.
Twitter users beware........
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