For ages now, my follower count on twitter has floated at just under 500 followers. At the time of writing this, it’s on 500 (hoopla!). That’s around 100 followers per year, just over 1 new follower for every 12 tweets and a ratio of 2/1 follower/following ratio. I like twitter. It’s so simple yet you can drill down into the nichest of niches. It opens up connection, informs and entertains.
Speaking of social networks, this week, as announced at Google IO – google’s major annual developer conference, where they typically reveal a bunch of new stuff, a new G+ was unveiled. Same content, new look – it’s a beautiful piece of design.
Another hit of big news for me (some of my readers will groan at this, you know who you are) is that the cricket is back on. It’s never really not been on – it’s always cricket season somewhere – but today saw England play the first day of the First Test at home against New Zealand. Hearing the Blowers and Aggers, Vaughn and Boycs felt like some old friends had popped round for a brew. Steady away day – a fairly unanimous “this is like cricket of old” conclusion was drawn by all as the pace – around 2 runs per over – was.. steady. The ebb and flow of cricket – the day when nothing much happens, yet it still be excellent sport, is unique to cricket. It’s one of the reasons I love it. I’ve never mapped it, but I’m fairly convinced my productivity goes up when there’s a domestic test on, as I’ll be found at my desk, headphones on, as much of the time as possible. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, as it holds a day of me, cups of tea, a bunch of code to edit and Test Match Special. Nice.