Friday, August 22, 2008

When you're best known for your failures: Twitter version

At the Triangle Tweetup last night @critter was sporting his latest tattoo: The Fail Whale. He was kind enough to allow me to take a photo. It's a very cool tattoo and I appreciate his agreeing to let me post it.

Poor Twitter. It's kind of sad when an image that depicts your failures has become the image that the rest of the world knows you best.

How is that whole branding thing working out for you?

4 comments:

Bud said...

The thing I've always thought about tattoos is, "How do you explain this 20 years in the future? Will it still be the talk of parties?" Hmm

I do have to say that, while I liked twitter, my usage has fallen off. More often than not for the past two weeks, I cant access beyond the first page of updates.

Kevin Gamble said...

Something tells me that Critter isn't too worried about what anyone thinks. :) I think he'll have a lot harder time explaining the Cold Fusion one more than the fail whale.

I still use Twitter but it seems to be related to my schedule. I definitely drop off when I'm traveling. I haven't done an actual post on Twitter in a long time. Been doing everything through Identi.ca.

Critter said...

I know this is an old thread, but just thought I would chime in.. My ink serves as a timeline for me. I don't use Twitter half as much as I used to, but I don't regret the ink.. it's only a very small piece of the puzzle...

The ink doesn't make me. I make the ink. :)

Kevin Gamble said...

Nice comment Critter! Agreed. Thank you.