"Gerald Farinas @GeraldFarinas #Evanston sunrise this morning: http://lgbt.ly/XSOaXG . #sundayfunday #rogerspark #chicago http://yfrog.com/h4fgnlnsj"
|South Evanston Sunrise 2-18-13|
Chevanston Photography copyright 2013
Continue reading for analysis and translation of this tweet and further commentary.
Update - 2/18/13 5:15 pm New pictures have just been posted just beyond the jumpbreak.
Gerald Farinas @ Gerald Farinas is redundant (but that appears to be standard), only three normal words, four hash tagged words, two links, essentially a perfect mess. Not sure what #sundayfunday has to do with anything and when you look at that Twitter page its absolute nonsense. Twitter and tweets overburdened with hashtags, @ symbols and truncated link symbols and pretty soon it looks like nothing. Its easier to run a Twitter account because you really aren't doing much. Couple words, hashtag this or that, @ this or that, link and you are done. And two links, one to the actual Facebook page of the photo and the yfrog webpage. Why two links for the same thing? It looks like yfrog is a way to put your face on someone else's photo (like Instagram) but on your site, but its not your photo. So what is the point? Follow someone for a photo which isn't theirs?
It is more interesting and impressive is to tweet a link to your own blog (like Uptown Update does) which actually has your own pictures and story on it. The tweet didn't look like anything worth checking out because the Twitter Feed was already clogged with a lot of his tweets concerning the pope, democrats retaking the house in 2014, local weather, something about marriage equality and about eHarmony's president, and Catholic priests under pressure, all of which is not Rogers Park news and nothing he actually wrote or contributed to. Ok he did link one article from the Chicago Phoenix which is minority owner of, How To Cleanse Yourself Of Unnecessary Stress. Why is Gerald Farinas overburdening the local Twitter Feed with nine tweets instead of two good ones (One from Chicago Phoenix and one concerning the Evanston Sunrise)? That is selfish and boring.
Okay let us remake the tweet so it is easier on the eye and informs people what it actually is. One that isn't overburdened with unnecessary hashtags and has the only needed link, the one where the photograph actually originates. This tweet has 109 characters and isn't so concerned about gaining the widest coverage with the hashtags and isn't concerned about building another following on another website for a photo which the tweeter didn't take. This tweet actually makes sense and likely more people would check it out where it was actually tweeted. DNAinfo.com Twitter Feed reaches alot of people as it is. Let us not be greedy. You could add on #Rogers Park as well with room to spare.
"Gerald Farinas @GeraldFarinas #Evanston New Facebook Site Publishes Daily Photo Of Evanston Sunrise: http://lgbt.ly/XSOaXG ."
This story (Evanston Sunrise) was previously covered by Evanston Patch here.