Sunday’s style section featured a cheeky story on the innuendos tethered to a person’s twitter bio. Like a preferred Instagram filter, the 140 character-or-less byline says more about us than we might believe.
When considering the byline of, say, a humorist-cum-celebrity, the norm is to, in a most self-deprecating manner, highlight that which is unimportant about him or herself. (So, if you’ve won an oscar, your bio might say something like, “makes great eggs.”) Then there are those who use the space to unapologetically self-promote. (So, if you’re a blogger, you might use your bio to show everyone where they can follow you on every social network that exists.)
Then, of course, there are the Kanye Wests of the world, who quite literally need no introductions and as such don’t offer any.
The story is really very comical, if only because it’s so damn true, but this of course, begs another question that we feel like we have to ask you. What kind of twitter bio do you have? And, uh, for the sake of self-promo, what do you think of ours?
Let it be known, my personal one says: “May have been Ernest Hemingway in my last life. Or Prince.” File that one under: meh.