Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse

By Ramona Grigg

Writer of things, mainly essays. Contributor at Medium, Crooks & Liars, Huffington Post, Substack, others. I spend an unusual amount of time on Twitter, so thought I'd share some of what I find. Leaning Liberal/Democratic. Hater of most memes and GIFs. Love Twitter, warts and all. (Click o... Read more

Writer of things, mainly essays. Contributor at Medium, Crooks & Liars, Huffington Post, Substack, others. I spend an unusual amount of time on Twitter, so thought I'd share some of what I find. Leaning Liberal/Democratic. Hater of most memes and GIFs. Love Twitter, warts and all. (Click on 'Issues' tab below to enter.)

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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - Saying Goodbye

Hi to all 20 of my subscribers. Thanks so much for following along with me as I experimented with writing a newsletter strictly about Twitter. My heart just isn't in it, and I didn't do it justice, so the journey I envisioned didn't happen.I release you now t…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - Those Moments Sublime

Twitter is my habit, no doubt about it, and now even my iPad knows it. This morning when I turned it on it pointed out that Twitter is the website I go to most often, first thing, and did I want to go there?I did. I checked out the political news first--mostl…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - I Would Have Missed This

Today I'm going to throw out some Tweets that either tickled my funny bone, or sat me up straight in my chair, or told me something I didn't know before.__________First, today is Cinco de Mayo. You know what that is, right?Are you sure?

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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - This Week I Needed Twitter

One day last week (or was it this week?) Twitter decided to take a nap. It was nodding off for a while, then shaking awake as if nothing had happened, but then it went fast asleep. I don't know if it did for everyone, but it did for me. I thought I could hear…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - Those Times When I'm Ashamed of Twitter

To show how well I know Twitter, my first thought, when I saw this headline, was: Here we go. Claws out. The Royals are in for it now.I realize this is the second newsletter in a row about the Royals, but believe me when I say I'm not Royals-obsessed. Yes, I …

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - Twitter Dissects The Fairy Tale

So the other day Oprah Winfrey interviewed the now-deposed Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle Sussex, and the Twitterverse went MAD over it! It was their first interview after the couple left the Monarchy and, as you might have guessed, Oprah had questi…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - In a Few Words

The beauty of Twitter is the ability to condense thoughts into a few words. It takes some effort to work a big idea into 280 characters but when it's done well it's worth a look.Twitter does let us write long now by linking our tweets into threads, and some o…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - CPAC Follies

It's CPAC time! CPAC stands for Conservative Political Action Conference, though the days of being conservative seem to be over and the only political action coming from this year's event is the promise to keep Donald Trump as GOP cult leader for as long as h…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - In Honor of Labor

If you need to know anything about me, it's that I come from a Democratic blue collar background and I've never lost my faith in unions. I've grieved for them over the years, predicting the very thing that has happened would happen if we allowed the one prote…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - Down with Name-Calling

This morning someone on Twitter shared James Finn's Medium essay above, "Lindsey Graham is Not a Lady". In it Finn reminds Progressives that making fun of Lindsey Graham's life choice, no matter how awful he is as a politician, is a slap at all those who are …

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - How Twitter brought me the backstory on "The Dig".

I follow @LisaWeihman on Twitter, thankfully, because if I didn't I never would have run into John Cooper (@JOhnBOyC), whose blog, Britain is No Country for Old Men, is a treasure trove of British history, politics, and culture. Lisa wrote the first tweet abo…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - GIFs and Memes

If you like what you read here, please sign up to subscribe. Everything I write here will have a connection to Twitter but I can’t promise where it will lead. I’m all over the place–and what a place!I spend way too much time on Twitter. I know that because so…

 
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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse--It's Jon Stewart!

...as soon as I figure out how to use this space. I want to add Tweets I've collected but I don't know how yet and I've bugged Anna from Revue enough. She's a sweetheart and answers my questions promptly, but I need to give her a rest. In the meantime, here i…

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Ramona's Bird Cage: News from the Twitterverse - Issue #1

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