"I Twitter every day," says Larry King. And referring to it as "Twittering" instead of "tweeting" is not the only thing that makes King's social media habits a bit different from the norm. As he explains to the Washington Post, King tweets by calling (on his flip phone) a number he's set up solely for "Twittering" and leaving a voicemail with his 140-character thoughts. An assistant receives the voicemail and transcribes the sentiment onto King's Twitter account, resulting in such gems as:
- "Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are here in Washington, I am so excited!"
- "I love to say Sacre Bleu! #itsmy2cents"
- "I love watching penguins walk. #itsmy2cents"
- "How did Noah know there were only two flies on the Arc? #itsmy2cents"
- "Why is it called a watermelon? #itsmy2cents"
- "Do you think I should get a fade haircut? #itsmy2cents"
- "If I love histamines should I stay away from antihistamines? #itsmy2cents"
- ".@BarackObama in LA today. I moved strategically around to avoid traffic jams. Presidents always make LA traffic worse. #LAproblems"
And those are just from the past week. (On Sunday evenings, King speaks directly to his assistant, who types the "Twitters" up immediately with that signature "#itsmy2cents" hashtag.) As the Post notes, King's "mind works in short sentences," and Jerry Seinfeld once observed that King basically "invented Twitter" with his 1980s and 1990s stream-of-consciousness USA Today columns. (Read more Larry King stories.)