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A collection of tweets generously prepared and shared by Julia Evans for her Twitter memes challenge. While looking through them, I was struck by just how vacuous they are, yet in the context of Twitter's pages and apps, they seem to form the illusion of something more. Okay, not a lot more, but enough to keep us tap-tap tapping.

So, here is a random selection in all their inane glory. They have been partially sanitised, but there are still some words and ideas that could offend, so it's probably safer to say:

Warning - may contain strong language!

An unrelated collection of tweets - around 500 million of these are sent each day.

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Kori Crogier
The biggest challenge in life is being yourself..In a world trying to make you like everyone else.
Galina Badour
I’m a direct descendant from awesomeness.
Dale Quilliam
Story of my life: Searching for perfection, but it’s always avoiding me.
Stanton Alvarenga
I am so open-minded, my brains will fall out some day.
Yuriko Hiner
Admit it. Life would be so boring without me!
Scot Compau
I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am.
Jack Sturms
Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.
Fabian Raper
Tell me what I can’t and I will show you I can.
Elisha Mitchem
I’m not perfect but I am limited edition.
Gustavo Imbimbo
Someday, there’s going to be an updated version of me.
Lola Lenze
The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -Dalai Lama
Lavelle Maziarz
If you can dream it you can do it. -Walt Disney
Jeramy Fullem
There are two ways of spreading light to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Odelia Wind
I wouldn’t describe myself as a master of anything.
Eliseo Flight
Live life, Laugh Loud, Love forever.
Maybelle Charlette
Even some of the greatest people in life started out as nothing.
Noah Holderby
I don’t describe myself as a Christian or religious, but I like to think that how I live my life is honest.
Ivey Lacouette
Don’t live life in the past lane. – Samantha Ettus
Edwin Poet
Don’t try to fix me: I’m not broken!
Brooks Burdg
I’m nobody’s second option. Better you either CHOOSE me, or you lose me.

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Some links and thoughts to fill this otherwise empty space.

textfiles.com: the dark ages, long before the TwitBooks. indieweb: a sort of D-Flip-Flop of HN. ledgerofharms: bunch of killjoys telling us how bad the web is. betterinternet: the cheery ages. kids@google: to be fair, Rumpelstiltskin & the Pied Piper were probably worse. Fear Of Missing Out: one reason to be hooked.

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