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I Stopped Tweeting for a Week, and This Is What Happened

For the past two years, six days a week, I have tweeted my favorite stories from the Wall Street Journal. I have found it to be an easy way for me to keep track of such stories, and when appropriate, incorporate those stories into my teaching. Many of those stories have also served as the basis for my blog posts.

So when I decided to take my first week off from such tweeting because of my recent trip to California, I was concerned what effect it might have on my nearly 2,000 followers who likely looked forward each day to see what my latest tweets were.

I was also concerned what would happen to the financial markets, since I assume that many Wall Street people use my tweets as their primary source of news as to what is going on in the business world, and without it, they may be hesitant to make any significant decisions.

As a result of such concerns, I thought my Twitter account would have been inundated with direct messages asking what was going on and if I was OK.

Well I’m here to report that this is what happened:

That’s right, nothing (and for a lot longer than 10 hours.)

Apparently the financial markets somehow managed to survive without my tweets, and my followers must have just assumed that I was OK.

But I want to let everyone know that I will be back at it bright and early tomorrow morning, sharing the greatness that is the Wall Street Journal with my Twitter tribe, and with the world.

And just in case you were wondering, I am, and was, OK.

P.S. The cricket video really is ten hours long, and that’s all it is, just that same image for 10 hours with the sounds of crickets. Why it has more than 500,000 views is beyond me. I barely get that many views for one of my better blog posts…

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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