My Dumb Twitter Name

You ever look at my twitter name and go “uh, what now?”

Long story short. I registered a twitter account in 2009, ultra rawr (dumb joke from college). It was for following random tech journalists. I wasn’t even teaching yet. I used Optimus Prime as the avatar.

Fast forward to 2013. I had written something about iPads and got invited to present at Global Math Department. A week-ish before the presentation Twitter banned my account for spammy activity (didn’t like the way I was triggering tweets when I made blog posts I guess). Needing an account to advertise I registered a new one. Because I am oh so clever, I used Rodimus rah-deh-mus Prime as the avatar and went with rawrdimus (play on Rodimus you see). Why so clever? In the 1986 Transformers: The Movie, Optimus Prime dies. Through the hero’s journey, young Hot Rod becomes the new leader, and is renamed Rodimus Prime. Eventually my original account was restored but by then I’d committed to the transition. I’m not changing it.

There, now you know.

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