Life is not easy. Especially when you are in a family of invisible illnesses and disabilities. It can be serious, funny and downright hard! But we make it. Just like everyone else. We just do it in a different style.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My TweetSheep Cloud

Just found a very interesting twit app that I really like. generates a tag word cloud from the profiles of the people you follow. It is one of those little apps that seem to be poppping up all over the place.

My TweetSheep cloud serves as an introspective look into who I tend to be drawn to on Twitter.

It also let me know whether I am not searching for people who cover or represent certain subjects that are dear to me. I'll give you some examples.

I have posted a pic of my current cloud. You can see that autism practically jumps off the page. I have said it already that the autism community is represented very heavily in Twitter. Then mom comes up quite big and so does technology. But as an IT tech major, that tells me my connection to the tech world is not so strong in Twitter.

Now at first glance, that may not look good. But I already know enough about me to know that even though I love technology, I love it in context to people and learning.

What is minuscule in my cloud is the disability tag. So small I could barely read it. Not good. I want to know more about disability advocacy, assistive technology and the issues that surround that community.

Now, the thought comes to my mind: Am I not searching/connecting to Tweeters involved in these areas or are they not online?

Here is an open call. Anyone who has followers or follows Tweeters involved in disability issues, AT and the like, please post some people to follow in the comments.