How Many Twitterers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

Twitter Birds



1 to change the light bulb and tweet that the light bulb has been changed

14 to tweet similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently


7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs


27 to retweet the original tweet and point out spelling/grammar errors in tweets about changing light bulbs


53 to flame the spell checkers


41 to correct spelling/grammar flames


6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb"


2 industry professionals to inform all Twitterers that the proper term is "lamp"


15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "lightbulb" is perfectly correct


156 use the hashtag #lightbulb in every tweet for the next hour to try and get it to trend


109 to post that Twitter is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum


111 to defend Twitter saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the tweets are relevant to Twitter


203 new follower notifications appear in the inbox of the original twitterer

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty


27 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs


14 to post that the URL's were Tweeted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's using TinyURL or bit.ly


33 to retweet a retweet of the original tweet and add "Me too"


12 to tweet that they will no longer use Twitter because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy


19 to retweet the "Me too's" to say "Me three"


4 to suggest that twitterers request the light bulb FAQ


44 to ask what is a "FAQ"


4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"


143 to say "JFGI before tweeting questions about light bulbs"


1 Twitterer to write a blog post about it and tout it around Twitter...