Thursday, May 24, 2012
Past years I’ve stood before you and told you a little something about each graduate. This year, the Class of 2000tweet is going to do that for me through their postings on Twitter.
Twitter is like the New York Yankees - you either love it or you hate it.
IT is largely a narcissistic, mindless stream of babble that often ignores all rules of English, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Studies have deemed Twitter more addictive than nicotine, food and all other impulsive human behaviors – does this sound like anyone in your household?
Twitter can be Inspirational, insightful, educational, giving everyone a platform to expose little pieces of themselves for their peers and the world - thoughts thrown out easily and eagerly by our graduates riding the Twitter highway.
Often our graduate’s tweets were insightful, like -
Devan: Why is it that teachers let girls get way with everything?
Morgan, referring to Alex - you cant go to college if you don't know what the acronym stands for – (you know) A.I.B. - American Institute of Business
Alex - So I was cutting peppers and after almost 10 minutes of wondering why it was so hard to cut, I realized I used the wrong side of the knife.
There’s the daily updates –
Dakota - 8 man final was today. …final score freemont....81 murry a giant 0 :) lol!
Adam - What's happening? Me typing this. That's what's happening this very moment.
Matt: Sitting in class... having fun; @Giegerich,
Justin: good ole johnny cash to start the day
Ryan: Taking the 3 wheeler on a 6 mile drive:) should be a good day lol
Kelsey: Corey, Seth and Shelby just held me down and tickled me #familylove
In a related tweet Angeline said- When a person is tickled the response is actually a form of panic, as the brain interprets the tickling sensation.
They are deep thinkers:
Morgan – Eventually you’re going to have to face your problems
Biz- Watching angeline’s video through the years.. So sad. Love this class
Lexi: People say hell is endless, they say its our worst nightmare, the face of our darkness
Angeline - The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it.
Kelsey: Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life’s too short to be anything but happy.
Trenda quoting Dr. Seuss: "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive, who is youer than you."
Then there’s the Random:
Lexi: Even though I have seen Bring It On a million times I never get sick of it #fave
Stakey - "Riding a scooter around school, now that's a good day."
Justin: ffa float = greatest float ever!!!
Alex - I get upset over the most STUPID things.
Devan: I love when im in the tractor and people pass me and are all pissed off because how slow i am going #itsatractor
At the beginning of the year, most let me follow them on Twitter, but after some detentions were handed out for bad twitter etiquette many dropped me. So for those who did, and for those who don’t tweet, here’s my take on how they’d might …
Spencer – I’d tweet, but you’d probably not notice.
Sami – I believe the color black is very expressive, not many people see all of it’s different shades.
Tanner – Take me out to the ballgame or Let’s play two!
Borts – What? I’m on my way to class.
Jaylnn – If I can balance on these shoes, I can balance on anything.
Travis – Twitter? If I can’t drive it, hunt it, or put saddle on it, I’m not interested in it.
Ian – When I’m not playing sports, I’m starring in rap videos
Emily - If I’m going to make a difference I’m not going to need anything for it.
Tayler – I’ll tweet something after this migraine clears up.
Ethan – Today I AM a graduate of CAM High School
Dan – I’m most comfortable 21 feet from the basket! Yeah buddy
Michaela – Who has time to tweet?
One can glean insight about people through Twitter, and real tweets or not I hope I’ve provided you some insight about how fond I’ve become of these seniors and how much we’ll all miss them next year.