I tweet a lot. Around the 12k mark in fact and that’s in just a couple of years.
I love twitter because I know quite a lot of people on it and it’s a great way to keep up to date with the Pi community, since everyone who’s a major part of it has a twitter account. One tweet can start a bunch of people talking, creating ideas and building on what each other’s said, spark debate, help fund a tech project, answer a question someone else was struggling with.
Anyway, I really realised how many friends I have on twitter that will gladly share something that sounds ridiculous for a 20 year old woman: the fact I lost my teddybear, Babbage. For those that don’t know, Babbage bears are the little guys with raspberry pi t-shirts, and I sewed about £35 worth of wearables into mine…and then he fell out of my bag.
He was also particularly special to me as he was a freebie since he was a reject Pimoroni couldn’t sell.
Anyway, having tweeted, a few people started a hashtag #findBabbage and sent round a bunch of photos and heartfelt statements about him. He’s not turned up yet, I need to phone lost property again to see if they have him, but sometimes I forget how far a little thing can spread, and it makes me smile so many people passed it on.
If he never comes back, then I hope whoever finds him researches the stuff I put in his shirt and tries to make them work. It’d be nice to have spread some more electronics love.
Additionally, pimoroni sent me Charlie, to come rescue him: