When the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma was forced to close its doors due to the novel Coronavirus, the only people left to monitor the building was the museum’s security team. As a result, the designated ‘Social Media Manager’ in charge of the museum’s Twitter account was no longer able to come into work to report on the museums daily events on Twitter. This left the museum in need of someone to commandeer their Twitter until things returned to normal and the Social Media Manager could return to work.
Tim Send, the head of the Cowboy Museum’s security, was assigned this additional task of taking over of the museum’s Twitter account. Since he could still take pictures of the exhibits from inside of the museum, Tim was asked to keep the public informed about the inside of the museum while it was shut down. The results? Hilarious.
Tim’s first tweet for the National Cowboy Museum, nothing seems out of the ordinary, yet. Nice to meet you, Tim!
Tim’s first official tweet about an exhibit — a valiant effort: “Hashtag John Wayne”
Day two: Tim wants to expand his Twitter knowledge, he needs tips.
But he cannot seem to differentiate Twitter from Google. Tim, you don’t need to ask Google ‘please’, you are so polite.
It seems Tim was not very successful in finding Twitter tips. He remains confused about how hashtags work.
He is unsure of his audience. Has nobody told him that the whole world can see this?
Day three of Tim’s control over the Museums Twitter: he has spent the day trying to catch the Toy Story characters moving.
But Tim is a quick learner, he has mastered the hashtag! . . Almost.
A ‘selfie’ is a picture with you in it, Tim.
A few hours later, Tim became aware of his selfie mistake. Here is Tim’s second attempt — A great effort, truly.
Day four: The museum’s marketing team wants more “engagement”, Tim is already married!
He is still unaware of his hashtag errors.
Day five: Tim has mistaken ‘TikTok’ for a clock.
Maybe Tim will master the hashtag on his second week of Twitter.
Day six (on week 2): it is Monday now, unfortunately Tim did not gain insight about hashtags over the weekend.
He has been reminiscing about the disappointing lack of wolves at last years Western Heritage Awards, though.
However, the awards were not a total bust. Tim has found a fellow great mustache. He is satisfied.
Tim has been practicing his dad jokes.
He has been occupying himself in finding great mustaches throughout the museum.
On day eight, Tim has grown confident in his photo station skills, he is trying his best but is still lacking some of their basics principles.
Tim spent most of day nine hanging out in the museums section called ‘Prosperity Junction’, the set of an old western town.
He was upset about the “lousy service” in the junction. No one was there to serve Tim at the saloon!
Day ten: Tim correctly used a hashtag! He is still mildly misinformed. Is there any hope in him ever figuring out ‘TikTok’?
It is fifteen days later and Tim is growing bored of the museum exhibits. He wants to take the scissor lift for a test drive!
After a calm week, Tim has taken to trying on the gift shops cowboy outfit accessories.
He really pulls off the look!
And one month and two weeks later. . . Tim has successfully used a hashtag! Well, close enough. #hashtagTheCowboy
Okay I retract my last statement. I think it’s best if we let him use his own hashtag convention from now on. . .
Tim is still running the National Cowboy Museum’s Twitter account, as of June 2020. He is still learning how to use the social media platform but is getting better by the day! Tim’s Tweets never disappoint, you can keep up to date with them on the National Cowboy Museum’s Twitter account, you can also visit the National Cowboy Museum’s website here.