@PortlandRain Storms Twitter

When I first saw @PortlandRain I was skeptical. I thought it was some sort of Twitter marketing ploy by one of the firms in town that specializes in Social Media Marketing. But the more I've followed @PortlandRain the more I've realized that it's not marketer, but some sort of artist or poet using Twitter as their canvas.

Just check out some of these recent @PortlandRain tweets:

Believe it or not, PotlandRain isn't at home. Please leave a message at the bee-eep. I must be out, or You would be we t. Where could I be?
Had a long night. Taking a few hours off this morning.

Only one day of rain and @PortlandSun is back! Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue

I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining. Because I'm free (&Thankful), Nothing worrying me

@PortlandRain has been getting a fair amount of attention lately, first with an interview with the Oregon Red Cross Blog and then one with the Portland Water Bureau.  @PortlandRain was even mentioned on a recent episode of 7 Live @ The Square.

However, @PortlandRain really hit its tipping point today as a rain storm blanketed Portland  and @PortlandRain stormed twitter.  I think I saw as many references today to @PortlandRain as I have to #bacon this whole week. @PortlandRain even seemed to trump the highly anticipated release of WordPress 2.7.

Since the launch of @PortlandRain there have been a lot of other weather related twitters (including @PortlandSun and @PortlandSnow), but none seem to have the level of whit and character as @PortlandRain. Portland has long been known for its rain, so it'll be interesting to see if @PortlandRain finds national prominence.

Geoff Kleinman

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