Every so often it’s nice to escape social media for a day, especially since I write about it constantly for my freelance clients. Last weekend, we went on a journey with our 2-year-old daughter, Megan, to Upper Darby, Pa., to see The Wiggles. (For those of you who have no idea who The Wiggles are, they are an Australia-based children’s music group. They are on tour in the United States).
We were sitting in the theater waiting for the show to start, when one of the Wiggle-y dancers came out on stage, and they told everybody that The Wiggles are on Twitter. Their Twitter handles are:
@Anthony_Wiggle (Anthony Field)
@Simon_Wiggle (Simon Pryce)
@Emma_Wiggle (Emma Watkins)
@Lachy_Wiggle (Lachy Gillespie)
He also said that anybody who wants to send a tweet to Dorothy the Dinosaur (another Wiggles character) can do so by tweeting using hashtag #WigglesPhiladelphia, and they would read some of the posts later in the show.
That officially ended my social-media-free day. We sent a tweet to Dorothy:
hi Dorothy love from Megan #wigglesphiladelphia
— Tim Sohn (@editortim) August 17, 2013
Unfortunately, our tweet wasn’t read during the show, but to our surprise, we received a tweet several days later from Emma Wiggle:
@editortim I showed Dorothy this tweet and she said hi Megan!
— Emma Watkins (@Emma_Wiggle) August 21, 2013
You can find the Wiggles on Facebook here, and on Twitter here. They use social media to announce contests, tour dates, show behind-the-scenes photos, provide links to stories about The Wiggles, and more. The Wiggles do respond to comments on Facebook.