Tuesday, March 12, 2013

5 Key Lessons From Dr. Zizmor's Twitter Feed (Yes, He Has One)

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM

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Maybe it's to push back against those fake canine plastic surgery ads in the subway, or maybe it's just because he's a hip, modern guy.

Whatever the impetus, subway hero/dermatologist Dr. Zizmor now has a (woefully under-followed) Twitter feed, and we are all better off for it (h/t to Gothamist for the link). But what kind of Twitter-er is he, exactly? A "Follow Friday" obsessive? An over-sharer? A silent lurker? None of the above, actually, but he does have his own particular style. Here are a few things we've learned from it in the past hour.


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He Is Friends With Andrew W.K., Knows How To Party

Or at least, Twitter friends. But they probably really do hang out all the time in real life. This is what I am choosing to assume. Those killer party ideas didn't come from nowhere, after all.






He's Also Down With Facebook

And really, really wants us to know.


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He Searches For His Own Name

Hence, this polite reply to "Dr. Sexington."


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He's Actually Not That Into Rainbows

The signature motif of his subway ads is actually nowhere to be found in his online presence. Maybe he's trying to re-brand, maybe the original graphic designer for the subway ads is unavailable. Either way, vaguely disappointing.


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Just In General, He'll Reply To Even The Most Pointless Tweets

Which if you think about it, is a very polite and humble thing to do. Even I don't reply to most people on Twitter, and I get like, one message a month, tops. He even thanks people for following him! Really, he seems like a super nice, mostly earnest guy who reads a lot of dermatology blogs. Never change, Dr. Z.


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