What list are you on?

Twitter is an interesting thing. I'm addicted and I know that I'm not the only one. Most people know that Twitter has this thing called "Lists". I personally don't do lists. My reasoning? I'm lazy. Perhaps if I started listing people from the beginning it wouldn't be a big deal. To be honest, I don't feel like taking the time to go through all of my followers and figuring out which list to put them in. I have a hard enough time figuring out screen names and passwords for myself. List titles is just another thing I don't want to get involved with. But I have noticed that people who do use lists have some pretty interesting ones.

What twitter list are you on?

Last night as I was getting ready for bed my phone buzzed and beeped. I knew no one would text me that time of night so I assumed it was an email. My assumption was correct. I was pleasantly surprised to see a new Twitter follower. A follower that is not a company that has nothing to do with what I tweet about. Not to stray too far off track, but some recent followers include someone who wants to help me raise business savvy kids. My midgets are 5 and 9. The only business they care about is negotiating to get their own way. Another interesting one is for a Somali discussion forum. Um... what the fuck is that about?!

Getting back to my newest follower... We have 1 follower in common and that would be my husband. Maybe it was a mutual friend from our past or something so I did what I always do. Snoop. Her most recent tweets involved apologizing for not listing my husband and no offense to me (her words) but she would list me if she knew my twitter account. Of course he tells her which leads to the follow. According to their conversation, I'm hot. Um, thanks?

So if I'm hot and she wants to list us both, exactly what kind of list are we on? I haven't figured out if or where I'm listed for this chick, but the husband is in her PILFS list. Maybe I'm naive and that acronym has a different meaning in the technology world, but I know what it means to me. Going that naive route, I Googled pilfs and the "P" could mean a few things-

  • People - that makes sense
  • Presidents - they're usually old, but if that's your cup o' tea, whatever
  • Professors - I've had some I would put on that list!
  • Pie - um, I think you've seen American Pie 1 too many times!
  • Puppets - I don't want to know!

But for each of those results, the word behind the "F" remained the same. Fuck. Whoever she wants to put on that list is her business. I personally find it rather amusing! Wonder if the husband realizes this?


Anonymous said...

The "P" stands for programmers. Everyone on that list is a programmer. It's a bit of a geek joke, and I try to mix it up with guys and girls so that it's equal opportunity and nobody takes it seriously. But it is difficult to find enough female programmers to represent. My fiance isn't on my list because he's not a programmer. (Well that, and isn't on twitter.) Although maybe I should start a new list for photographers... Hey, that starts with "P" too!

Oka said...

I can't speak for your husband, but my husband is not as naive as I am. He's a "guy", and he knows exactly what those acronyms stand for.

Kmama said...

Oh my. Well I guess anonymous answered that for you! LOL

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

And now I'm relieved that my husband is just a twitter lurker!

Morgan B. said...

HIlarious. Geek joke indeed.

I don't do lists either. I am lazy too, but it also gives me anxiety. The same kind of anxiety that Real Simple Magazine gives me. It's taking organization to a whole other level. I can't handle it.

If I start making Twitter lists, then I'll have to give up sorting the laundry. It's all about balance, and my husband is not into wearing pink underwear.