While I like most of what I have seen with the new Twitter I do feel that my quiet little nest is now home to Cuckoo Birds. Do you know about Cuckoo Birds? Many of the cuckoo bird species will not build their own nest, but instead lay their eggs in the nest of another bird species and let the other species raise their young!
What does this have to do with Twitter? Well, with #OldTwitter if you RT something it is your image that appears in your followers' Twitter stream; however, with the #NewTwitter it is the original tweeter's profile avatar which appears in your stream. For example: I follow @johnschannel. He RT'd something from @shamelesshussy and instead of seeing John's familiar avatar in my stream (which I will read and take note of) I see @shamelesshussy avatar which is a kitten. Imagine a kitten in my Twitter nest. To tell you the truth, I don't have time to figure out if I want to read this Tweet now that it does not have John's avatar. I have to read the small print to know he RT'd it.
So that is why I think my Twitter nest is home to Cuckoo Birds, strangers who have been left there for me to nurture.
I really like the new Twitter and I invite you to watch this short dramatic YouTube video about it.
In the mean time, it is Saturday. Take a break and listen to Peter, Paul and Mary sing "The Cuckoo"...think about the important things in life and don't worry about your Twitter nest.