The thing I like the most about Twitter is the ability to interact with creatives in real time. In the past you had to write a letter to a writer, artist, musician, etc and hope that, maybe, they’d actually read it and that, maybe, they’d feel compelled to reply with something more than boilerplate. I started following Paolo Rivera after meeting him at Baltimore Comic-Con. (Related topic: meeting a bunch of creators in person at Baltimore Comic-Con helped make them more “real” to me. I’m not a jerky person, but it really does give me pause when I post a criticism to someone on twitter. Unlike these guys.) So when Paolo tweeted something from his blog that I wanted to comment on, I kept failing the captcha he had on the comments. I tweeted and (to my surprise) was retweeted by Paolo:
@PaoloMRivera every time I fail a captcha (like commenting on your post) I wonder if I'm a robot and no one has told me yet
— Eric (@djotaku) December 21, 2012
and to my surprise, he replied:
@djotaku Next time we're both in Artist Alley, stop by my table and I'll administer the Turing Test.
— Paolo M. Rivera (@PaoloMRivera) December 21, 2012
And it’s fun stuff like that that makes Twitter awesome.
(editor’s note: I am making use of a feature within WordPress that pulls the tweet and, depending on the WordPress theme, gives it special formatting. On the chance that the functionality breaks in the future. The first tweet was: “@PaoloMRivera every time I fail a captcha (like commenting on your post) I wonder if I’m a robot and no one has told me yet” and the second was: “@djotaku Next time we’re both in Artist Alley, stop by my table and I’ll administer the Turing Test. “)