Twitter’s “what are you doing?” is making families

Months ago, when I first turned onto Twitter, I had a question … who cares what you or I are doing? In October, following my Twitter friends, I stumbled upon a post We are family from @stefigno that was so striking as it gave me an answer to my question. And I really want to share it with my non-Italian world (any errors and omissions are mine and mine alone). Mille grazie Stefano! Mesi fa, quando ho scoperto Twitter, anch’io avevo una domanda…ma a chi importa ciò che faccio io o fai tu? In ottobre, attraverso i ragazzi di Twitter, ho trovato il post We are family di @stefigno che mi ha così colpito perché è riuscito a rispondere alla mia domanda. E adesso lo condivido con il mio mondo non-italiano (qualsiasi errore o omissione è della traduttrice). Mille grazie Stefano!

A great symbol of humanity and etiquette that is repeated daily and gladdens my heart comes from guys (and girls!) on Twitter. On the wings of that little blue bird, it is clear that we love each other. Since the world is controlled by violence and malice and permeated by corruption and negativity, why not join us on Twitter too?

Twitters always say good morning to each other, they never forget to say hello—giving you a little wink ;). Still wearing pajamas, they smile at you, or wrapped in blankets, they wish you a good start to your day. There are those who will offer to make you coffee, bring you a croissant…and if a day goes bad right from the start, well then reading that stream of greetings will warm the cockles of your heart.

At lunch no one forgets to detail their respective menu. One will be envious of another’s penne pasta with salmon sauce, yet another will be tempted by pizza and rice balls, but no one will forget to say “buon appetito”.

In the height of the afternoon, when work stress starts to show, so does boredom, annoyance, irritation—for others too? Forget about it…let’s take a break. Tea? Herbal or regular? A bit more coffee? Serene are we, Twitters, who will never desert you. Occasional lack of affection will pop up here and there (after all, remember, we are human), as do various requests, curiosities, doubts: on Twitter there will always be someone who will send you an affectionate kiss, who will caress you, smile at you or send you that oh-so coveted link.

Then night falls, what are we doing? Some are studying, others are reading; some are working, others are making love, but goodnight wishes are always exchanged even at the craziest and most despairing hours…between yawns and psycho-physical melt downs. Another day has passed for us guys (and girls) and it has been simply pleasant being on Twitter…see you tomorrow?