Today is a good day at office. Connection is quite fast, work is fine, and everyone seems to be able to laugh easily. No wonder #mentionBudi spreads in Twitter well.
@budi is my colleague in iCreativelabs, a great drummer and an astounding web developer. He joined Twitter 3 years ago, that’s why he could get a cool, short username. Do you have any idea how hard it is today to have a preferred Twitter username, without number and weird character involved, that simply conveys your real name? And short. Yes, it’s hard, I know.
Problem is, at least for @budi, in Twitterverse that (user)name may be unique. In Indonesia it’s not. It’s just too generic. As in John and Bob in US, or Smith and Harry in UK. And with the rapid growing Twitter in Indonesia, so many Indonesian tweeps joining now, some people do tweet mentioning @budi, mistaken him for other people with similar names.
Averagely in a day @budi receives at least 3 mistakenly sent mentions.
Yes, poor guy. That’s what we thought. That’s why we’ve actively for several hours now tweeted mentioning @budi with hashtag #mentionBudi. Turns out our followers don’t mind, they find it quite funny. #mentionBudi is now more than 15-page long, half of them are tweeps I hardly know.
Here are several of which we tweet with love to the max for @budi:
Ini @budi. Ini ibu @budi. Ini bapak @budi. #adaapasihbudibudi? #tapitetepikutan
Si Budi minta dinunun. #mentionBudi
orang sabar pantatnya @budi eh? #mentionBudi
Hai @budi . Kalo cari di google, ada 12.700.000 hasil pencarianmu loh.. dan twittermu nongol paling atas..😀
Find me some @budi to love… Find me Find me some @budi to love… Find me some @budi to love #mentionbudi #nowplaying
Cewek sebelah sexy bener, pasti sering latihan @budi combat. #mentionbudi
hokeh, mari kita bernyanyih! @BUDI!!! (BUDIIIIIIHH!!!) MENJANJIKAAANN KEKAYAAAAANNN #mentionbudi #mentionbangrhoma
I like… big… @budi and I cannot lie…. #mentionbudi
i like to @budi @budi, he likes to @budi @budi, we like to: @BUDI! #mentionbudi #@budi gascar
“I tawt I tawt a @budi tat” #mentionbudi
@budi and The Beast #mentionbudi #budifilm
I know what @budi did last summer #mentionbudi
@budi is friend.. Not food.. #mentionbudi #findingnemo
How I met your @budi *halah #mentionbudi😄
Si @budi kecil kuyup menggigil, menahan dingin tanpa jas hujan.. (Sore Tugu Pancoran) Ikutan #mentionbudi
siapakah @budi ? seseorang yg jomblo, dan butuh kasih sayang😀, biasanya homoan bareng @deon halah #mentionBudi
Yeah, those tweets seem stupid. But we’ve had fun and laughed. Something we really need in Twitter these days.