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Imagine if John had had twitter!
9 October 2012
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Oh what John would have said unfiltered at 140 characters a pop....

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10 October 2012
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The phrase "John Lennon tweets" makes me die a little inside! Though I should hope that he'd have more to say than 90% of the fools who use it.

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10 October 2012
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I've wondered before what John would think about what the world is like today. Would he think that young people are self-absorbed and obsessed with technology like some people do? I'd like to see what he would think about different political events or if he would even have a stance on what is going on in America! I would absolutely follow him on Twitter if he were still with us heart

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19 October 2012
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I think if John had a twitter it would be like Paul's Facebook. He doesn't really post anything interesting, mostly just pictures or like where he is or something daft like that. Boring and not worth following (or being friends with).

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27 January 2013
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At least he didn't have to live to experience that.

27 January 2013
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unknown said
I think if John had a twitter it would be like Paul's Facebook. He doesn't really post anything interesting, mostly just pictures or like where he is or something daft like that. Boring and not worth following (or being friends with).

I have Paul on Facebook.  It actually can be helpful if there are concerts and events coming up that you want to catch, whether in person or on TV/online.  a-hard-days-night-paul-10 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

27 January 2013
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I think John would have been a Twitter addict, regularly making headlines for things he said in 140 characters. He was a man who loved the media for the ways it allowed him to get messages he believed in out. He would have loved the idea of not having to using them to communicate the things he wanted to say.

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27 January 2013
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mja6758 said
I think John would have been a Twitter addict, regularly making headlines for things he said in 140 characters. He was a man who loved the media for the ways it allowed him to get messages he believed in out. He would have loved the idea of not having to using them to communicate the things he wanted to say.

I'd agree with that. I also think he would have had a lot of fun posting daft tweets that folk would take far too seriously and read far too much into. Same for the new video tweet thing coming out. May have been one of the few celebs who dont just use it to post promotional updates and banal crap about eating a muffin. Can see John having a lot of fun with Twitter.

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27 January 2013
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28 January 2013
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I hope he would've typed better than Ringo.

28 January 2013
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Linde said
I hope he would've typed better than Ringo.

More than likely John would have had a lot of fun doing his word play ala In His Own Write and everything else. Would have been a lot of fun trying to decipher what he was saying and what the media made of it.

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28 January 2013
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Though we are deprived of Lennonism, we have in the meanwhile the sparklingly (Groucho) Marxist wit of Conan O'Brian, whose Tweets are copious and mostly good.

 

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11 May 2013
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For me, I think that John would have played around with it, then become bored and moved on to something else.  He would have always found a way to communicate in his own way; he loved the feel of pen to paper, so I envision his own newspaper kind of thing or publication.  But, I can only imagine the witticisms that he would have shared on Twitter, but, as in all things, he turned off/on rather quickly.

Who knows?  Maybe we wouldn't even have Twitter.  I am immovable that I know we wouldn't have the regurgitated studio-generated voices we are deluged with today or American Idol cr@p.  

That's always the heartbreaker.  We'll never know what an impact he might have had.  Hopefully, he also would have started putting himself and his health first and established a new life with his children and their music or other interests and released himself from the Yoke of Ono.  I can dream!

11 May 2013
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^^ As much as I love John and think of him as a genius, I don't think he could have stopped what has happened to most music today. One person isn't capable of doing that. Only we, consumers, have/had the power to stop it.

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16 June 2013
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John was a philosophical guy, so he would tweet philosophical things, and also say when a new album is being released.

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17 June 2013
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John might also Tweet something like this:

"He made no remark but the matter ran down his head, for he stud in front of the fire with a thoughtfowl face, smirking his pile, casting an occasional gland at the massage"

 

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19 June 2013
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Funny Paper said
John might also Tweet something like this:

"He made no remark but the matter ran down his head, for he stud in front of the fire with a thoughtfowl face, smirking his pile, casting an occasional gland at the massage"

I don't know, that doesn't sound like something John would say.

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19 June 2013
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Read In His Own Write and Spaniard In the Works, and listen to things like Jock and Yono and The Great Wok. John loved his wordplay and nonsense. Funny Paper's point is, I think, much as John would use Twitter to make philosophical/political statements, he would also use it as a playground to indulge in his love of wordplay.

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19 June 2013
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Yes, above I just quoted a line from John's nonsense novel he wrote called "A Spaniard in the Works".

His books are available online to read.  They're a hoot.  My father who was a professor of literature and who was a fan of James Joyce told me (back in the early 80s) that the writing reminded him a little of Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.

 

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20 June 2013
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Yay! Me and Funny Paper standing shoulder to shoulder on something!

Sorry I didn't recognise it as a direct quote. Bad Me! (Slaps Wrist).

It's an important point though. John, from The Daily Howl in his schooldays, to something like The Great Wok in 1979, always had a love of twisting language. In the Twitter age, much as he would used it to say things that he believed something, many more of his Tweets would probably just have been him indulging in his love of perverting the language.

140 characters! He wouldn't even need to think about finding a frame for some absurd little phrase he came up with! It would be his perfect tool!

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