I’ve noticed many of you have Tweeted asking if you could come along with me to the past. Alas, this is illegal and I’d not only lose my Time Travel License, but the Institute of Time Travel Enforcement Agency would lock me up and throw away the key. Others of you have Tweeted where you would go if you were a Temporal Anthropologist.
So I’ve decided to try an experiment. Starting Tuesday, 7th of July, and every Tuesday afterwards, will unofficially be Temporal Tuesday on Twitter. Type in #TemporalTues and then Tweet about where you would go back in time. Since the Institute of Time Travel has no jurisdiction on where we go in our heads, you can throw away the Institute’s strict Rules for Temporal Anthropologists. You can pretend you're Dr. Serendipity Brown, the Inventor of Time Travel, who had no Enforcers breathing down her neck, and could do as she pleased. (I don’t know if those rumours are true, that she snogged Benjamin Franklin. I surely hope not.)
I've long suspected there are alternate universes out there that Twitter apparently can access. So feel free to bring your own time machine, and let us know where you wind up.
If 140 characters is too limiting, you can put in a link to your blogsite. There you can write a short paragraph or an epic trilogy. That all depends on you. The only limitation is that you MUST put #TemporalTues in all your tweets. That way people can click on the hashmark and then they will be able to see where everyone went. Be patient, it sometimes times a little while for a tweet to show up. I'll try to gather them all up and post them on a blog for posterity. (See archive links below.) Also if you have a protected account, your tweet will not show up, so add @Wendell_Howe to it and I will retweet it.
We probably won’t make Trendy Topics, but who cares. And who knows, you might find someone who likes the same era as you, who you might be worth following. Or you might find a blogsite that looks interesting. Or a writer with an exciting looking book. Tuesdays you all get Time Machines. Have fun