Monday, January 24, 2011

Noooo!! I'm now on Twitter

Yes. With apologies to a lot of very disappointed friends, I'm now on Twitter. I can see their heads shaking in disapproval and their sentiments are definitely hard to capture in 140 characters or less.

**Clarification: This blog is not going anywhere. Twitter is simply an added component. Irtiqa will continue to function as is. (sorry for the confusion)

So here is a brief justification explanation of what I expect to have there:
Twitter will be an extension of the themes that we address here on Irtiqa. However, I usually pick one article/topic per day to post/comment on, and I try to stay close to the topic (same with Nidhal's weekly posts). So I hope to expand the base of topic on Twitter (3-5 tweets per day) to include more stories related to science & religion and the varieties of interactions of Muslims with various aspects of modernity (and not just science). As you can guess, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, and the Muslim diaspora in Europe will be a major focus. History of science and science-fiction are, of course, the gravy. And heck. If you don't like what I'm saying, it will be over in a short sentence. Painless.

And no Lady Gaga! I must admit I did think about the name @DrGaga - but changed my mind. Psst...this name is still available.

So if you are inclined to give it a shot, you can now also find me on Twitter here. It is free, and I think you can check it without even getting registered.

Of course, Irtiqa posts will continue as is.


Ali said...

What will happen to this blog, Salman?

Salman Hameed said...


Nothing is changing on Irtiqa. Twitter is an additional component. I have added this clarification to the post.

Sorry for the confusion!

Ali said...

That was fast. :)

I am thinking "additional components" will require additional time and so, the blog may get neglected. I hope it does not ahppen for I enjoy reading the stuff here. Thanks to you and to Nidhal for posting them.

Salman Hameed said...

Good point. No - I get across numerous stories during the day anyways. With Twitter, I hope to add them quickly there. A blog, in any case, is more substantive than Twitter, and I don't want to neglect it.


Dr. M. Akbar Hussain said...

i tried 2 avoid fcbk 4 yrz bt hd 2 mke pfile nw tryng 2 avd twtr bt al bdz nd cllgs hv 1. iz tht rlly wrth havng a twtr prfle? wt if it iz going 2 b bannd in pk 4 sm issue. or maybe u r intendng 2 start a twtr rvltion in pk agnst

Semaphore said...

I'll have to tell my parents that I'm not a Muslim due to them doing an arranged marriage for me, and I don't think I have the courage to do that. Life sucks. :(

Ali Kazim Gardezi said...

Hi Salman,

I'm unable to find u on twitter. What's ur name (on twitter) again?

I've searched for salmanahameed and salmanhameed but no luck :(

Talking about new ways to stay connected, I really into facebook and would like to see posts as well as discussions (comments) to those posts. Instead of me visiting the site (which I do enjoy). Moreover, u never know if someone actually posted a reply to ur comment. Unlike on FB where u get notified.

I'm on twitter but havent really caught up with the trend. Have logged in after ages to find u there :) Lets see how it goes.


And keep up the good work.

Salman Hameed said...

"I'm unable to find u on twitter. What's ur name (on twitter) again?"

The link in the post should take you there. Just in case, yes, my twitter name is "salmanahameed"

Let me know if you don't find it.

CogSciLibrarian said...

welcome to the twitterverse!

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