Ever since I instituted my new Twitter list system I’ve been getting messages asking to explain things about them. So I’m making this post so i can just link to it instead of having to explain over and over.
I’ll just go down the lists the way Twitter lists them, I guess.
First of all we have UBIQUITOUS. This is the list for people I wouldn’t normally follow but they get retweeted so much that I might just as well be. I’m compiling the list because of the commonality between my followers. They have something my followers like and I want to find out what it is.
The name means exactly what it means. I can’t seem to escape these people.
Secondly there’s WAITING-ROOM. This is the list you get on if you actually interact with me from time to time. Retweeting my tweets can also get you in. Think of it as silver status. There’s a chance I recognize your username if I see it someplace, but I can’t remember why.
The name means purgatory basically. Like the waiting room in Beetlejuice. You’re almost there. I might have named it purgatory, but it sounds negative.
Next is CONFORMS-TO-ASTM-D-4236. This is the bottom rung. If you’re on this list you don’t interact. You followed me and it looked like you might be an interesting person. If you don’t tweet for a long time, or prove to be boring, you eventually get unfollowed. Which shouldn’t be taken as an insult. Not everyone can be the professor of Latin at Cambridge. The world needs ditch diggers too. In order to graduate up you just have to be interesting, or interact with me.
The name comes from the side of a PLAY-DOH can. It basically means that the people inside are mostly harmless. Or at the very least not obviously hazardous.
DODECAHEDONISTS is penultimate list. It is for famous people who will never interact with me, so there’s no point in looking like a miserable little mongrel by trying to. Honestly, it’s just pathetic even trying… Corporations I like & other group entities also fall into this group. Stores, websites, that sort of thing.
The name is a combination of dodecahedron and hedonist. Make of that what you will.
Finally we have the BUTTERCREAM GANG. This is gold status. I consider you a friend, or valued associate. You interact regularly, perform services, or any number of other things that I find meritorious. People I know in real life also go here. It’s actually not hard to acheive this status. Interact with me enough and you’ll eventually get there.
The title comes from a movie of the same name. A terrible move. A gloriously terrible movie. It would take a really long time to try and explain why I chose this for the name of the top tier group. It’s a film that has made a few appearances at key points in my life. Parts of it are on Youtube if you want to check out some truly classic terrible cinema.