Fishing on Twitter
Most modern anglers and hunters are technologically savvy, particularly when it comes to gadgets such as fishfinders and GPS units. So, I suppose, it’s hardly surprising that a raft of famous Canadian anglers, have joined the ranks of the latest technological fad: Twitter. By my search, the popular social-networking tool, counts among it’s users TV icon Bob Izumi, World Fishing Network host Mariko Izumi, Canada’s self-proclaimed fishing funnyman Dave Mercer (Facts of Fishing), and TV hostess Kathryn Maroun (What a Catch).
Now, I’m far from a technological wiz myself, but I’m certainly not a newbie, and the whole point of Twitter is somewhat lost on me. As you undoubtedly know, Twitter users send “tweets,” short messages about anything and everything so their friends, family and fans, can keep up with them. My question: Is this really info I need to know? Here’s a sampling of recent tweets from some of the aforementioned anglers:
Just hit a moose straight on and totaled my SUV. Bright side – lucky to be alive.
June 2 at 8:42 PM
At work, going to grab some lunch and hope my stocks are up by the time I’m back
May 19 at 11:24 AM
Just got back from a family reunion picnic. Great to see everybody after way too long.
June 7 at 6 PM
Back in the studio today to work on the show from Japan for series 5.
June 2 at 4:15 AM
June 4 at 9:28
Other than Izumi’s close call with Bullwinkle, there’s not a lot of significance in the tweets from these folks. But, if you’re a hard-core fan, maybe you care that Dave Mercer was packing. Just what he was packing? I’ll let you ask.