Local resident William Meyers, 29, has it good. He found a good job immediately out of college, has a nice downtown condo, has plenty of friends, and is even engaged. However, there’s one thing his life is missing: Twitter notifications.
“I just don’t get how it works,” Meyers said. “Am I supposed to ‘tweet’ jokes or what,” moving his fingers in the motion of quotation marks as he spoke.
Meyers’ friends think very highly of him, but feel bad for his Internet presence.
“Will’s always a hit at parties or whenever we go to the bars. People love him; he’s funny, good-looking, and super charismatic,” said Meyers’ friend Ann James. “It’s just a shame that he can’t translate that charm he has in real life into sharable Internet content.”
Meyers set up his personal Twitter account in 2012, for a class he took during his senior year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was excited about the idea of it, but he never understood it in execution.
“At first, I thought ‘Cool! Now I can talk with all sorts of people no matter where I am.’ But as time went on, I realized I didn’t have any of the social clues available to me on the Web that makes talking with people easy,” Meyers said. “ I don’t understand all these ‘dank memes’ or ‘chill jokes’. I have a fulfilling life, but if I could have one more thing, it would be a popular Internet presence.”
Meyers’ most popular tweet came just one month after setting up his account. He tweeted about wishing classes would be cancelled the next day on account of the February snow. It received two favorites from his classmates.
The same day The Dailyer spoke with Meyers, his neighbor who goes by @HuskerManStan on Twitter, tweeted about what Coach Riley had for lunch and was retweeted 95 times. This was the biggest thing his neighbor did that day.