All a-Twitter

Posted by Iannucci | 1/22/2009 | 4 comments »
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First, a little revisionist history.

Way back before even AJ Foyt walked the earth, mankind’s preferred method of written communication was through hieroglyphics etched on the walls of darkened caves. Soon thereafter it was decided that this wasn’t a fully effective way to communicate with the neighbors, so the stone tablet was created for portability. But like early cell phones that were equal in size to actual phone books the tablet proved too heavy, and so lamb skin and other forms of parchment were developed for the written word.

Then came the printing press, which gave birth to the newspaper, allowing people everywhere to read news and commentary on events that had actually occurred as recently as 24 hours ago. Unfortunately there was nothing to write about, so autos were developed, predominantly for racing purposes.

And so it was until Al Gore invented the internet, which allowed everyone not only to read racing news but actually write about it. That’s where you and I enter the picture. It’s a lot of fun, but it seems the evolution of communication is about to take another step.

Welcome to the age of Twitter, which is basically a way for all of us to talk to at each other all the time, collectively sharing life in 140 characters or less. Yes friends, it’s just like jacking into The Matrix, except you don’t have to actually plug anything into your head. That’s likely the next advancement in communication.

Anyhow, for those of you who have Twitter, you can now follow my EVERY thought on IndyCars by adding @MyNameIsIRL to your Twitter feed. Not that I have that many thoughts, but consider this yet another value-added service your humble host is providing to you.

Also, be sure to add a couple other bloggers (@FuriousWedge, @whatimthinking) since they jump all over breaking news, as well as the official IndyCar series feed (@IndyCarSeries). I'm sure it will all be a hoot once we actually have racing to discuss.


  1. TheDuke // January 22, 2009 11:57 AM  

    don't forget @rumblestrip and @livefastracing

  2. Allen Wedge // January 22, 2009 8:15 PM  

    Thanks for the mention Jeff! Just wanted to mention to anyone out there listening to head our (FuriousWedge's) way or follow us on twitter should they for any reason want to witness a 24 hour straight blogathon covering Daytona 24, A1GP, NHL Skills Competition, AMA Supercross and anything else sports this weekend.

  3. Anonymous // January 22, 2009 8:57 PM  

    *sigh* Now I have to come up with a screen name...

  4. Anonymous // January 23, 2009 12:01 PM  

    I tried twittering... I'm still figuring it out... but I'm at


    ... it's up to you if you pronounce that ...sportsCREW or ...sportSCREW.