Tuesday, March 03, 2009

31 Days of Oscar University: Final Exam Questions

One morning in my enthusiasm over back to back Bette Davis movies, I wondered if anyone else felt so compelled to tweet. To my surprise I found more than one zealous tweets about the same TCM showings. A mutual following of TCM enthusiasts and 31 Days of Oscar inspired @TCManiacs. Twittering daily schedule and tidbits of trivia about the current TCM movies has drawn over 600 followers in 3 weeks. Since inception on Valentines Day, TCManiacs.blogspot.com has received visitors from 250 cities from every continent.

TCManiacs twitter and blog has been a spontaneous organic development, without plan, paralleling my own OCD habits. I am delighted to make use of my obsessive behavior and share some of the otherwise useless information for your enjoyment!

31 Days of Oscar University: Final Exam Question

31 Days of Oscar has ended, but until I'm cured I'll keep tweeting. Please tweet, DM or comment on blog which features you enjoy most... or dislike.

Tweets:
Now Playing
AM / Afternoon / Primetime summaries tweets
DVR Picks
Movie minutia
Movie Quotes
TCManiac Blog posts:
Movie Summaries
Reviews
Worthy Retweets: your tweets about movies recapped on blog
Videoclips
Audioclips
Scripts / eTexts
Sources for classic movies: downloads, DVD, memorabilia

Any suggestions?

Any Twitter app developers out there? Send me source for an application to post movie schedule when TCmaniacs is indisposed. Don't want any followers to miss their favorite classic movie!


Now you can earn your TCM University degree...
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Who is the mysterious TCManiac?

First, I'll tell you who I am not. I am not affiliated with TCM. I am not some superbot created by software developers. I am not being paid by TCM or anyone else to dedicate my time to tweeting. I am a real flesh and blood human being. I am a real maniac for TCM. I really do keep my TV tuned to TCM 24-7. I created the TCManiacs twitter as a result of my sincere passion for watching Turner Classic Movies.

How I got started?
Well, I've been a fan of TCM since its inception. As I lay flat on my back recovering from a disabling health crisis unable to do little more than watch TV and surf the internet, I found refuge watching TCM round the clock. I soon developed an obsessive habit of keeping a browser tab open for the TCM schedule and beating Robert Osbourne's introductions to finding out facts for upcoming movies. My entire day and night became defined by the TCM line-up. At the beginning of 2009 I decided to check out twitter and lucked up on some fellow TCM fans to friend. During the 31 days Oscar I decided to dedicate a twitter just to share my TCM obsession by tweeting about every movie every day of February. I was totally overwhelmed by the number of fellow TCM maniacs that became my following. Its been a WIN WIN in everyway for me. I have had the opportunity to share fun stuff with some incredible fellow classic movie lovers and bloggers. With so many followers I became committed to maintaining the twitter schedule and finding fun stuff for upcoming TCM movies.
How may followers show appreciation?
As I mentioned before, I am not employed by anyone nor being paid for my time maintaining tweets and blog. However, you may express your appreciation for my labor of love by dropping a token of your appreciation in the hat. Simply click the Donate button below. Any amount your heart moves you to give no matter how small will be graciously accepted.
What you mean to me?
Even if you decide to skip tipping the hat, please take the time to comment or send a message with your thoughts and suggestions. Send ideas on more fun stuff you would like featured. Send me links to your own classic movie websites. I just want to hear from you! Let me know what sharing my little obsession is worth to you. Every follower is priceless to me!

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