It's Mothers Day! You should call the woman who gave birth to you! But don't stop there, give her the gift that will warm her heart and everyone else's: a retweet.
Moms! They gave you life, cared for you, taught you right from wrong, and most importantly, they loved you (unless they didn’t). But now that you’ve abandoned them to move on to bigger and better basements, moms need to fill that hole in their heart any way they know how. It’s time to talk about Moms on Twitter.
According to Twitter itself, moms are pretty varied in the ways they use their 140-character spurts. Just look at all the fun, mom-friendly ways Twitter lets moms be moms:
Humor! Connections! Celebs! Fun with b o l d b r a n d s. Everything a mom could want.
However, in our extensive research, we found that moms on Twitter aren’t really all that concerned with much anything that doesn’t directly relate to and/or come from the mouths of their offspring. For instance, my own mom’s series of 15 tweets break down into 14 @replies directed at me and one Bill Murray parody account retweet that was (also) entirely for my benefit, a fact she explicitly told me when I asked her about it this afternoon.
Or take the mom of our own Leslie Horn.
Still unconvinced? Here’s another mom, this one belonging to Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes.
It doesn’t end there. Although admittedly, all of Eric Limer’s mom’s sparse tweets are directed to—well, not him.
But don’t get us wrong. There are plenty of tech-savvy, Tweeting moms—we get that! But it seems non-journalist, non-tech industry, still-using-a-flip-phone-type moms simply aren’t using Twitter the way Twitter advertisers might hope. Quite the opposite in fact. Still, judging by what we dug up, it’s exactly these kind of moms that are the best damn tweeters around.
So in honor of Mother’s Day, we implore to share your best mom tweets below. Do it for the moms.