WSOPeople: @donkeybomber

by , May 26, 2009 | 1:29 pm

Be happy you’re not on Tom Schneider’s mass email list. If you were, you’d get far too much mal-informed conservative propaganda, stories easily disprovable via, and the occasional funny potty-humor vid. Anyhow, this year Pokerati’s favorite alumni-blogger-made-good is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon … you know, along with everyone else.

(In fact, check out our new little Twitter toy here at Pokerati … or shall I say @Pokerati? We’ll explain to you how it all works once we figure it out ourselves.)

Click below to see/make fun of the 2007 WSOP Player of the Year explaining to his friends and family how he, as an “early adopter” of Twitter will be able to infrequently update people he cares about in a way where he doesn’t have to really deal with them:

Hello All,

The World Series of Poker is starting today, and I will be in Vegas for about 45 days competing in several different events. I have had some requests for me to start Twittering so that people can follow my progress through the WSOP.

I’m not a technical guru, but this is what it is all about.

Twitter, for my purposes, is a one-way communication device allowing me to enter a text and have everyone who wants to know what’s going on with me at the series be able to follow me. You can turn it on and off whenever you want. If you have any interest in my WSOP experience or just want to learn how this Twitter thing works, it would be fun to go to and click on follow. It will ask you for your cell phone number and email address. There is one setting related to turning devices on or off which means that if you turn them on, you will get the texts sent directly to you. Off means that you would go to the Twitter website to get the updates. That’s about it, and then the fun begins, I think.

You will not be inundated with info. I plan to Twitter 0-3 times per day letting people know what event I’m playing in and how I’m doing.

And if you do this, you might see what our President is up to with all his Twittering.

I have typically been a late adopter of technology, but I’m hopping on this one early. This is easier than setting the time on your VCR so there are no excuses. I won’t be offended if you don’t either.

Have a great summer while I’m playing poker 16 hours a day, gaining weight and losing my tan.


3 Comments to “WSOPeople: @donkeybomber”

  1. Lisa

    Is this where I point out that Robert tweeted from LAST year’s WSOP? ;o)

    or if you’re an early adopter of an aggregator like Google Reader, click here:

  2. Robert Goldfarb

    Not only is Tom an early adopter, he get’s the most out of his technology. We recently shared a hotel room and Tom called me semi-panicked when he left behind his cassette tape player which I graciously brought back for him. At least he is good at push-ups.

  3. Karridy

    LOL…. SnG Steve had to carry that 80’s boom-box the long mile from the pit to the Amazon room. He was really embarrassed. It didn’t help matters when the 80’s actually called him on his cell. Which pre-dates this video: