A Robot's Take on Ballwin
A trend on Twitter has led to some curious observations about our beloved city.
In Ballwin-Ellisville Patch's constant search to find readers information that will help make their day easier, inform them about their cities and tell interesting stories from within their community, we use a variety of platforms to find news people are interested in.
Sometimes that news comes from a city council meeting or local office holder. Other times it comes directly from a business owner or concerned resident. And occasionally, Ballwin-Ellisville Patch's Facebook page and Twitter account help us connect with readers to identify what's happening in the community. One such instance occurred last summer, when a snake travelled into a local substation, resulting in the loss of electricity for about 25,000 people throughout Ballwin and St. Louis County. After multiple area residents questioned why their power was out, we contacted Ameren Missouri to discover the (literally) twisted reason behind the outage.
More recently, however, a series of somewhat bizarre and at times even poetic Tweets regarding Ballwin have been posted on Twitter. In what appear to be "Robo Tweets," a generic term referring to automated Twitter posts, Ballwin has been described in ways that sound more appropos for a printed haiku than a digital quip about our city.
Some of the unusual Tweets about Ballwin include the following:
"4 days ago me and corene perreault visit ballwin, mo. It was distant and diverse..." —@nutuwucefoxux
"3 weeks ago me and clint visit ballwin, mo. It was pretty and enchanting..." —@fedavevepi
"Two weeks ago me and dortha sorge visit ballwin, mo. It was oaths and revilings..." —@zyzybahirir
"ballwin, mo is fancies and sentiments!!!" —@gizehymakiso
Editor's Note: Ballwin-Ellisville Patch bears no responsibility for the additional content written in the aforementioned Twitter accounts.
Notice the common structure of the Tweets, many of which include a time reference and then a declaration about the city using two words. Strange? Yes. Helpful? Probably not. Entertaining? I think so.
With that last point in mind, if you had to produce your own psuedo-robo-Tweet about Ballwin, what would it be? Tell us in the comments section below.