I went a little insane the other night. One of the people I follow decided to hold a contest to give away a Google Wave invite. Here is the transcript of what happened. (Note: I use TweetDeck, a Twitter managing application. Sometimes the tweets are posted out of order.)
D. B. Grady, author and tweeter extraordinaire makes an announcement:
dbgrady Okay people listen up! I've got Google Wave invites, but you've got to earn them. The first person to answer this question gets invite #1
dbgrady On my blog, I compare the "water breaking" during childbirth to a scene from this movie. http://dbgrady.wordpress.com. Go!
a_crezo @dbgrady the shining. And it's like that. But I don't want an invite. :)
MaryLUE @dbgrady @a_crezo Give me hers, then. I'm curious what all the fuss is about.
MaryLUE @dbgrady Unless it's the Watchmen
dbgrady The water breaking during childbirth is like that elevator scene from The Shining! @kaosblaze FTW!
a_crezo Yeah, @dbgrady, hand it over to @MaryLUE. I like her. :)
MaryLUE @a_crezo Thx! The feeling is mutual. And the bugger @dbgrady already gave it away!
a_crezo @MaryLUE lol! I bet he's got some more contests up his sleeve.
dbgrady One more Google Wave invite giveaway tonight...
dbgrady First to answer gets Google Wave invite #2: On my blog, I frequently mention conversations a close fellow reader. What's her name?
MaryLUE @dbgrady I DO NOT KNOW!!!!!
dbgrady @MaryLUE Start reading :)
MaryLUE @dbgrady I'm skimming as we speak.
MaryLUE @dbgrady R we allowed more than 1 guess? If so, I'm gonna throw a dart & say @a_crezo. If not, then that's not my guess.
a_crezo @MaryLUE it's not. Lol
MaryLUE @dbgrady K. Rachel Sternbergen-Friedman
dbgrady @MaryLUE Nope, not @a_crezo.
dbgrady @MaryLUE Keep trying.
dbgrady So close! @Synchrome, you lost to @MaryLUE by 10 seconds! Better luck next time! :) Mary, DM me your email address.
a_crezo @MaryLUE yay! Have fun making embarrassing social gaffs with @dbgrady. I'm too self-concious for GWave. Lol
MaryLUE @dbgrady Aaralyn Montgomery
MaryLUE @dbgrady Pamela S. Thibideaux
MaryLUE @dbgrady Angie
dbgrady @MaryLUE You already won! It was K. Rachel! Send me your email and I'll invite you.
MaryLUE @dbgrady Melissa Techman
MaryLUE @dbgrady Your baby.
a_crezo @dbgrady TweetDeck is having seizures. I think she's missing some tweets. Lol
via Direct Message:
dbgrady LOL STOP GUESSING! You WON! Send me your email address so I can invite you! :)
MaryLUE @a_crezo The TOTALLY hilarious part of this is that I really do not even know what Google Wave is or does or WHY I'd want it!
via Direct Message:
dbgrady It was K. Rachel. You won by 10 seconds. :)
MaryLUE @a_crezo @dbgrady And yes, I can see know that I missed a tweet! I blame it on my intense focus in skimming & scanning the blog.
MaryLUE @dbgrady P.S. Thanks!
MaryLUE @a_crezo @dbgrady see "NOW" not "know"
MaryLUE FWIW Twitterverse, I have know been invited to Google Wave. Once I know what it is, I'll tell you if I like it!
None of the names have been changed because they were all on public pages.