Twitter has been my M.O. the last last few years, from professional networking to its usefulness as a news feed. For the most part the banter has been friendly, though there were always some moments that made the cat fights on RuPaul’s Drag Race look like a cup scout meeting. Well, here were some of the lighter, and not so lighter moments, during 2012 on Twitter.

  1. Having Ralph Nader tweet an article of mine on Costco.
  2. Receiving a “ 🙂 “ from Tabatha Coffey.
  3. Helping a student in Qatar do his homework via Twitter Direct Messages. That almost killed the iPhone.
  4. Having Detroit politicians tweet my article on “10 Emerging Sustainable Cities” on the ever-dwindling taxpayer dime.
  5. Getting called “Old and ugly” by a frump in the UK. I tweeted her, “For the upteenth time, I’m not the barrister in London.” She said sorry. 
  6. Speaking of which, getting the notification that “Leon Kaye is now following you on Twitter.” (the elderly barrister).
  7. Being told along with UPS “You have the worst customer service on record.” I told him I service very well, thank you, and he didn’t need the Hickory Farms package anyway. He got very angry. I blocked him.
  8. Stalking Cher via Twitter and telling her repeated I loved the old 60s covers she did like “Girl From Impanema” and “Alfie.” Never replied, but I will assume the plastic surgery on her hands caused them to freeze.
  9. Getting lots of free stuff, including a huge supply of household chemicals on Twitter.
  10. Shouting out to the corporate governance crowd almost weekly: Doug Park, Lucy Marcus, Fay Feeney, Marcy Murninghan--among others.

Happy New Year! And follow me on Twitter.

About The Author

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.