Thursday, March 19, 2009

to twitter or not to twitter

You know... I've been avoiding this whole twitter idea, but I may need to try this since it would be good for these short thoughts. I am shocked: Charlotte raw unemployment rate data just out = 10.5%. When did Pittsburgh last have a double digit unemployment rate? June 1985. I literally didn't believe it when I saw it, thought I had some parsing error since it didn't pass the eyeball test.... or so it seemed.

Detroit, the region, up to 11.9% unemployment.... but Detroit, the city, is now over 22% unemployment.

4 Comments:

Blogger EdHeath said...

Just a quick thought from me: even though this is supposed to be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, all (or at least most) of the comparisons are with the 1980's, when apparently things were rosy.

It took me a relatively long time to jump on the blogging bandwagon, and I think I have stalled technologically since. I don’t do face book, I don’t know what the purpose of flickr is, I have uploaded You Tube videos, but only for family members. I am suspicious of Twitter, thinking it is a scam to get me to spend more on my mobile phone (which I downgraded to a tiny Samsung Juke that possibly doesn’t support Twitter anyway). I don’t need any artificial devices to come across as a twit anyway. I do now have a linkedin account, but I do nothing with it (I joined so I could look at the schooling of someone, and have done nothing with it since). I do have a Bluetooth ear piece, but I never got calls on it, so I have stopped using it. I am slipping over to the other side, and it is only a matter of time before I am shuffling around town wearing a placard that says something about Congressman Doyle stealing my mail.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Those placards must be some other alien communications device. Do people still do that?

Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger Matt H said...

Twitter sucks

Thursday, March 19, 2009 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger EdHeath said...

I remember seeing Robert Lansberry when I worked in town. I wonder what he would think of Twitter, were he alive today? I wonder who would be breave enough to ask him?

Friday, March 20, 2009 1:09:00 PM  

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