For the last year or so, I have been a member of Twitter, becoming more and more active as time goes on.
Now, I’m not going to get into the argument of whether Twitter is interesting and useful, or dull and a waste of time. Maybe one day I will, but mostly I’m enjoying using it, and that’s enough for now.
I’ve been planning a little project, over the last few months, and I think I have decided to go for it. Put simply, I want to follow the whole world on Twitter.
Obviously, that statement is a little misleading; my Mum isn’t on twitter. Nor is yours (probably). To actually follow the whole world, I would need to devote my life to creating twitter accounts for people. What I actually mean is that I want to follow one person from every single country.
Why is that hard? Well, whilst it’s not going to be that hard finding someone from America, or Wales, I suspect finding activer tweeters in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is going to be a wee bit more challenging.
So, the rules:
- The tweeter must be a citizen of the country, tweeting from the country most of the time.
- They should ideally tweet mostly in English, or I won’t understand a world of my feed. Obviously beggars can’t be choosers, and if I can’t find an English speaker member of Tuvalu I’m just going to have to cope with it.
- The list of countries is taken from the Wikipedia list of sovereign states – there are 193, although there are some extra ones at the bottom of that page I will add in once I finish.
- I‘m aiming to do about 5-10 per week. There might be one post a week, it might be every fortnight, but hopefully it’ll be about that rate.
Feel free to stay with me for the journey. The first countries I’m looking at are Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola and Antigua and Barbuda, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to make them by leaving a comment below!
2 thoughts on “All around the Tworld”
I think this is an awesome idea 🙂 ! I'll happily follow your journey lol. I actually somewhat prefer Twitter to FB, as it's much simpler, and keeps up with the rapid way my mind works, and creates MUCH less drama…..but as you pointed out, much less people are on Twitter, so you know, c'et la vie……..If you add a person in a country who doesn't speak English, you can always use Google Translate to find out what they're Tweeting:http://translate.google.co.uk/?hl=en&tab=wT#Go for it! x
Yeh, I did think of that, but it would be a pain doing that all the time.I think it'll be pretty fun. It's probably not going to start in earnest until after my retakes though, since all fun is suspended: http://allaboutchris.co.uk/blog/2010/final-final-finals/