FUN ON TEH TWITTERZ

Wanye
November 22 2011 06:19PM

  

To @ebs_14 may your career be long & riddled with glory. And may your Eberle apparel always sell! - @wanyegretz earlier today

Part chat room, part text messaging - we can't be entirely sure what Twitter is. But it certainly is fun and today marks our 10,000th tweet. Surely to heavens this is a milestone of some sort in the year 2011.

Right? RIGHT?

*bursts into tears and runs back into his Mom's basement*

For the uninitiated, Twitter is this thing you can access online and on your phone where you can send out 140 character messages like a text. And unlike a text you have to send to one particular person, this message is read by all of your followers - people who have signed up for twitter themselves and have selected you as someone who's tweets they would like to read.

Its like having hockey players, media types, celebrities and all of your friends in a big chat room that is open 24/7/365.

Its a wild time.

2009

Back in 2009 bingofuel got all up in our grill about getting on board with Twitter. "Listen Wanye" he began, "I'm not quite sure what this thing is. But I'm betting that it is important. We need to get the Nations on it, we need to get ourselves on it and then we can figure out what it does."

And so get on it we did, signing up for accounts for FlamesNation, OilersNation and CanucksArmy. We wrote little scripts that tweeted links to new articles as they appeared. In the past 12 months over 180,000 visitors to OilersNation alone have come from this one lil Twitter account.

It has truly revolutionized our business.

Once we got the sites on the twitterz, we started tweeting too, not knowing what exactly we were doing. Bingofuel tweeted about things going on around town and links to articles of all subjects. He quickly became one of the most followed people in Edmonton.

We began following gangster rappers, porn stars and hockey bloggers of all types. Then we started yelling about the Oilers with our fellow fans. Then we started getting into dust ups with fans of other teams.

It's just a tremendous time once you get the hang of it.

CUE THE NATION WRITERS

As time wore on we have been able to sweat the different personalities on the Nation into joining Twitter. First it was Jason Gregor. "Listen Gregor" we began, "remember when we first started working together and you thought the internet was a wild rumour started by geeks like us? Well there is another technology you might want to get involved in."

A bit confused at first like we all are when we join, Gregor got into it with gusto and now tweets on the regular. Willis got involved, as did Robin Brownlee. Even Lowetide - who at first couldn't help laughing whenever he mentioned the 'hash' in hashtag - has gotten on board.

Never a hockey game goes by now where we aren't glued to the twitter on the regular and marvelling at the digital age in which we live.

FF TO 2011

The other night we ran into some teenaged readers of the Nation at a local watering hole. We got to talking about the site and all of the writers on here and the one chap said "Oh I don't even read the site anymore. Its too much trouble. I just follow everyone on twitter. I get all my news and have way more fun on there. But I love OilersNation a ton."

We stood there blinking in disbelief knowing that the world we live in is changing at a very rapid rate. Then we all had a shot of Jack Daniels which we agreed would be great even in the year 2111 when we all follow the Oilers on the cybernet v5.7*

On this day of our 10,000th tweet we invite everyone who is on the fence about joining twitter to get a stick and get in the game. You don't have to say anything (at first) but once you get your feet wet (you will) we heartily suggest you send your ol' pal Wanye a tweet. Or Gregor. Or Lowetide. Or even Robin Brownlee who is tweeting a way like a regular @souljaboy these days. 

Plus In January 2012 we will be embarking on a great big backpacking trip and will be gone for several weeks. And we will be buying an unlocked international blackberry and bringing the Twitter with us. You wouldn't want to miss that would you?**

Leave your twitter handles in the comments so we can follow everyone. Its sort of like plentyoffish but with less herpes!

FINAL NOTE

If it weren't for our beloved advertisers OilersNation would still be a site staffed only by yours truly, writing 50 word articles about the upcoming season of Two and a Half Men. Think that Brownlee digs for the scoop for free? Think Jason Strudwick gets out of bed in the morning for less than $10,000? 

Fat chance.

We love each and every one of our advertisers who have taken a chance on non conventional media as a means to promote their business. One of these great folks is Rayna Boychuck who is a mortgage broker at Centum Mortgages and an advertiser on NationRadio.

In the year 2011 things are changing like never before. "Sick" means "good," "please" means "thank you" and yes you should listen to your 11th favourite writer at OilersNation for who to go get a mortgage through. We strongly suggest you give Rayna a call at 587.987.1013 or send her an email at rayna_boychuk@centum.ca if you are looking to buy a house and need a mortgage.

Are we qualified to give this advice? Yes. Yes, we like to think that we are. And Rayna thinks so too and parts with hard earned money in the hopes some business comes back the Centum way. 

If you don't give her a call we can't help but think that she will cancel her ad, NationRadio will immediately close and we will be forced to move to Iqualit to start again.***

FOOTNOTES

*Which will quickly be replaced by a new version that will cost an additional 300 dollars.

**You probably could. We doubt it will be that awesome****

*** As a Carnie in the bi-annual Iqualit Circus

**** Yes it will

PARTIAL LIST OF NATION CITIZENS ON TWITTER

So far here is a list of your fellow citizens on the Nation:

@hungoverman1971
@joshthegooglist
@dallylamma
@TheTowelBoy
@geoilergist
@FireguyD3
@TigerUnderGlass
@mrpederson
@drescher33
@Bschambz
@joshaughnessy
@SHMcSteeley
@alanhull
@Br_DaSilva
@Archaeologuy
@Mooses69
@ItsTheBGB
@borisnikov
@PutzStew
@buck75
@batuli
@Archaeologuy
@bhlazo
@pipewrench77
@Riley_Kim
@darthlanden

We have followed everyone in this list and will continue to add in additional folks as they make themselves known. BLOW OUR SOCKS OFF WITH THE FUNNY!

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Blog so hard motherf**ckers try and find me. Email me at wanyegretz@gmail.com or tweet me @wanyegretz provided it is about Jordan Eberle or babes.
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#51 TigerUnderGlass
November 23 2011, 01:06AM
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I hope excessive twitter interaction doesn't reduce commenting and pageviews here, but I could use a couple new followers who are not trying to sell me RSPs and porn. @TigerUnderGlass

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#54 @Oilanderp
November 23 2011, 03:00AM
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I don't even have a phone and so I do not have the twitters.

#BigTelecomWillTurnYouAllIntoInhumanCyborgSuperConsumers

*grabs inkwell, parchment, and tail feather from extinct species of australian quail and sits down to write 50 distinct letters to all the twitterers*

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#55 Fireguy
November 23 2011, 06:38AM
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I stop by here daily to get updated on the Oilers and all the goings on around the team, but this is my FIRST post. Man I love this site. @FireguyD3

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#56 geoilersgist
November 23 2011, 07:29AM
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I squeed tonight @geoilergist

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#57 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 07:38AM
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@Wanyes bastard child

I'm with you for now... no twitters... I can just read them (I've found out) without signing up... good enough for me... for now.

also, can someone cut/paste this offensive joke so I can see it for myself and what all the commotion is about... can't find it in Wanye's twitter stream.

oh and ... congrats Wanye: may every 1000th tweet from here on in bring you majestic visions of Eberle Ghost Riding a Unicorn flying on a Pegasus swimming on a Kraken with a Whip in his hand (of course).

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#58 Archaeologuy
November 23 2011, 07:59AM
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@Romulus' Apotheosis

Here was one of mine. It's both inappropriate and educational:

In Ancient Greece #PennState would have been a desireable school to enroll your kids in. #history

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#59 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 08:28AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Here was one of mine. It's both inappropriate and educational:

In Ancient Greece #PennState would have been a desireable school to enroll your kids in. #history

... (puts down copy of Plato's Phaedrus)...

...what's this... who did what, now?... pedagogy?... chariots? wings? ... is Wanye Eberle's Lover or Beloved?...

... (mutters to self... picks up copy of Plato's Symposium)...

... Androgyne?... what's that all about... Ha! Diotima, you were a whore!... why's Socrates so interested in this Alcibiades... Ha! Aristophanes you're so funny... wait, why is everyone asleep... how many Rexall beers did you guys have anyway... wait Socrates' has wondered off again... damnit, affix a GPS anklet to this guy...

... (muttering quietly... picks up Homer's Iliad, Book 23)...

... boy this Achilles chap sure is cheesed that Patroclus fellow died... all the same, hosting all those funeral games was damn sporting of him... I hope Ajax wins the race... oops, he fell... Oh, Nestor bud out... do you have to put your nose in everyone's business...

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#60 The Towel Boy
November 23 2011, 08:34AM
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Well, as if all of you don't already follow me...but...here it is anyway: @TheTowelBoy

Prepare to have your minds blown as you read my tweets.

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#61 Archaeologuy
November 23 2011, 08:41AM
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@Romulus' Apotheosis

So, I think it's fair to say you're a Classics Major. Or at least should have been one.

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#62 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 08:53AM
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@Archaeologuy

alas... the latter.

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#63 googlist
November 23 2011, 09:06AM
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@joshthegooglist loves his Oilers in the middle of Shames country. FIST comment ever

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#64 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 09:13AM
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@googlist

hi

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#65 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 09:14AM
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@Spot The Loon

took me a while... but perseverance pays off... I think I've spotted him.

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#66 Dallylamma
November 23 2011, 10:01AM
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@dallylamma - I'm hilarious, just ask Wayne

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#67 Hungoverman
November 23 2011, 10:07AM
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twitter handle is hungoverman1971> Enjoy my daily rantings.

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#68 TigerUnderGlass
November 23 2011, 10:11AM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

So, I think it's fair to say you're a Classics Major. Or at least should have been one.

I'm not sure it's appropriate to suggest that anyone should be a classics major.

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#69 Archaeologuy
November 23 2011, 10:35AM
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@TigerUnderGlass

Fair enough, I minored in it (My Major was Anthropology).

I'll have you know that 100 years ago being a Classics major would have meant you were the cream of the crop. Sadly, today the Arts are taking a back seat to some lame Programs.

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#70 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 10:53AM
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TigerUnderGlass wrote:

I'm not sure it's appropriate to suggest that anyone should be a classics major.

Your assault on the Humanities clearly places you outside the concourse of humanity. No doubt a just judgment might be rendered along these lines:

... he who has suffered the damage has a Right to demand in his own name... [and] has this Power of appropriating to himself, the Goods or Service of the Offender, by Right of Self-Preservation, as every Man has a Power to punish the Crime, to prevent its being committed again, by the Right he has of Preserving all Mankind, and doing all reasonable things he can in order to that end... both to deter others from doing the like Injury... and also to secure Men from the attempts of a Criminal, who having renounced Reason, the common Rule and Measure, God hath given to Mankind... therefore may be destroyed as a Lyon or a Tyger, one of those wild Savage Beasts, with whom Men can have no Society nor Security.

~John Locke, Second Treatise on Government, §11

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#71 A-Mc
November 23 2011, 11:10AM
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this thread got weird

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#72 Romulus' Apotheosis
November 23 2011, 11:11AM
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A-Mc wrote:

this thread got weird

don't they all?

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#73 OvenChicken8 - Team JSBM
November 23 2011, 11:45AM
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@OvenChicken8

Warning I do not pretend my mom is reading over my shoulder when I tweet.

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#74 mick swagger
November 23 2011, 12:23PM
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Wayne I just started a twitter account after months of putting it off but I need you and all my fellow nations citizens to help me get started follow me! @Mic_swag

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#75 Brisingr
November 23 2011, 01:45PM
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i waste too much time on this site :) @SYChanger

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#76 Clarence Oveur
November 23 2011, 02:27PM
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All I have to say is:

EBERLE?! 14?!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!1!!

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#77 PeOiler
November 23 2011, 03:13PM
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@PEOiler

I've directed all my Leaf-loving co-workers to the Leafs Nation Site. If they must be Leafs fans, at least this way they can be informed Leafs fans.

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#78 blueorangekoolaid
November 23 2011, 06:06PM
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Love the nation, love the Oil. Wanye cracks me up and may his man-love for Jordan Eberle never fail. @bluorangkoolaid

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#79 ghostcoins
November 23 2011, 11:22PM
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Wayne Gretz retweeted me once or twice.

It set off the bone alarm for sure.

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#80 ghostcoins
November 23 2011, 11:23PM
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@ghostcoins

Oh yeah...

@jals

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#81 The poster formerly known as Koolaid drinker #33
November 24 2011, 11:10AM
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just signed up

@Ilovemacaque

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#82 LOIL99
November 25 2011, 01:18PM
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@LOIL99

I mainly troll Flames fans on Twitter and relentlessly send them simply this...

#Flames1Cup

and sometimes, when I have time, this...

#AreYouReallyGoingToBuildYourTeamAroundAGuyNamedSven?Really?

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