... that is, the tweets left behind by the people who sign up for Twitter, post once, then decide Twittering isn't for them and never log back in. Some of them are quite funny ("eating a miniature pie"), some are quite bizarre ("picking lint from Judy's naval while she is napping!"), and some are a little scary ("it hurts to breathe. should I go to the hospital?").Slate on favorite orphaned tweets
Thought BoingBoing readers might get a kick out of the examples; also, we're inviting readers to submit their own favorite orphan tweets -- I bet BoingBoingers have seen a good many such posts, and would love to hear about them.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.