Today is Twitter‘s (my cat, not the Social Network) birthday!!! She turns 6ish today… which is kind of hard to believe. Time has flown… and of course this little kittay has spent most of it sleeping.
I know what you’re thinking to yourself. You named a cat after a social network?
Uh, yeah. It’s actually Avitable‘s fault. Back in the day before #Hashtags and @Replies, when the Fail Whale ruled the Twitter Stream, Adam observed that the social network Twitter may as well be a cat. He even had a Tell It To The Cat account.
Needless to say… I decided to name the cat Twitter so I could talk to her and not burden the internet with my drivel. Ha! Yeah, that worked out.
In what I can only describe as the irony of fate, she does most of the talking… or in her case the chirping…
And of course… what kind of cat named Twitter would she be if she didn’t have her own Twitter account…
Playin' with my big sisters' toys. FEATHERSTICKWHEEEEEEEEEEE!
— Tweet Pea (@twtrbean) February 17, 2010
Unfortunately @Twitter was already taken. The nerve!
Despite naming my cat after a social network, I still feel that I’m better than the parents naming their hooman children after Instagram Filters.
Which… by the way… the next thing I get that I’m allowed to name is going to be called Gram… which of course will be short for Insta-Gram.
For that, we’ll blame Mashable. In the meantime…
Happy Birthday Tweety!!!