A Twitter Nativity

(With apologies to the real owners of these usernames)

Zechariah

@God We’re getting on a bit, but my wife & I have always wanted a baby. Can u help?

A_Gabriel RT @God

@Zechariah Your wife Elizabeth will have a son. You are to call him John and he will prepare the way for the #Messiah

Zechariah

#FF @God

A_Gabriel RT @God

@Mary You are going to bear a son. You are to call him Jesus.

Mary

@Gabriel Whaaaat?! But I’m a v*****

A_Gabriel

@Mary @Joseph It’s OK, He’s the son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Mary

#FF @God for he has looked with favour on his lowly servant

#FF @God for he has mercy on those who fear him

#FF @God for holy is his name

Elizabeth

@Mary OMG!!! Did you feel the baby jump?

CaesarAugustus

Census time! Everyone must go to their own city to be registered. Pls RT

Joseph

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Bethlehem? They‘re all fully booked.

Innkeeper

@Joseph You and your missus can kip at my place if you want. There’s room in the stable (if you don’t mind sharing with the animals).

Elizabeth

@Mary Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!

Angel

@Shepherds Please DM me. I’ve got good news for you.

Shepherds

@Angel Your singing is amazing!

@Sheep Just popping down to Bethlehem with the other shepherds.

#FF @God

HerodTheKing

Kill! Kill! Kill! #Messiah Please retweet

Gaspar_WM1

Travelling west, on the way to Judea.

Melchior_WM2

Stars are bright tonight! What’s it like down your way?

Balthasar_WM3

Choosing a present for a baby boy. Can’t decide between gold, frankincense and myrrh.

HerodTheKing

Kill! Kill! Kill! #AllBoysUnder2inBethlehem Please retweet

Joseph

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Egypt?

Angel

Peace and goodwill to all. Please RT

KEY

@ Username = Clickable link to a particular Twitter user in a public message that other Twitter users can see

RT = Retweet = Tweet that is passed on by other Twitter users

#Hashtag = A way to collate all tweets about a particular keyword

#FF = Follow Friday = A recommendation to other Twitter users to follow a particular username

OMG = Oh My God

Pls = Please

DM = Direct Message = A private message only possible between Twitter users who follow each other and only seen by them

Written by me and first published on Business on Twitter 13/12/2010

©Jackie Barrie

 

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