Thursday, June 04, 2009

John Piper "leans" toward Twitter

Two thoughts on Twitter tonight.

The good:
John Piper has decided to Twitter after using it anonymously for a month. He has a thoughtful blog post about why.

I am not inclined to tweet that at 10AM the cat pulled the curtains down. But it might remind me that the Lion of Judah will roll up the heavens like a garment, and blow out the sun like a candle, because he just turned the light on. That tweet might distract someone from pornography and make them look up.
His tweets are the first I've seen that aren't about "me."

The bad:
Today marked the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacres and there was a lot of reminiscing about it on the news tonight, Nick Kristof had a couple tweets bringing attention to it. China blocked Google searches for "June 4" as well as blocked Facebook and Twitter. The press were forbidden from filming in the square today.

And then Coach John Calipari tweets from China this evening (which is Friday in China, I guess the Chinese lifted their ban on Twitter).
"Will get morning runs in at Tianamen Square." He's there meeting with b-ball agents and working to find Kentucky a 7-footer.

Priorities of both men are clear.

1 comment:

John said...

Thanks for the Piper tweet link! I'll add it to my Google Reader.