Spanning the Twitterverse: RIP Gene Bartow

Spanning the Twitterverse to bring you the constant variety of tweets
The thrill of the retweet and the agony of the unfollow
The human drama of the twitter timeline
This is CadChica’s Wide World of Tworts

When a tweet comes through in the Twitterverse, sometimes you don’t give it a second thought. But then there are times when you go back through and re-read it and you realize that there was much more to it.

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And so it was.

Death happens. But sometimes it can be pretty strange, especially now on Twitter. While watching the Sugar Bowl game between Michigan and Virginia Tech, news of Gene Bartow’s death happened. Many were tweeting insight, opinion, frustration or happiness regarding the game, a few tweets were sprinkled in about Gene Bartow. It all felt kind of odd and sad in a way. Kind of odd to read “#GoBlue” in one tweet and “saddened to hear” in the next tweet. 

I did not know, nor did I ever meet the man. But from reading tweets and stories on him, he seemed to be genuine, which is an often underrated quality in a person. Some recommended stories so far: one from the New York Daily News that may give you a little bit of insight into who he was; the UAB website also has a dedication page for him. 

Prayers and condolences to his family and friends. 

Here is what the Twitterverse had to say about the passing of Gene Bartow: 

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http://twitter.com/#!/CoachMikeDavis/status/154655615367659520

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