April 24, 2008
Starting to Use Twitter, But.........
Okay, so I've started to use Twitter. I've had an account for nearly two years but it always seemed like such a 'time waster.' In Israel, I was forced to jump on this narrow niche bandwagon, as I was traveling around on a blogging bus with a bunch of Twitter addicts.
I still don't entirely 'get it' but I'm giving it a try. There's no flow, rhyme or reason. And I still think its a time waster, but I plan to give it a month. More as my experience with it widens.
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I'm in sort of the same boat! I have been signed up for Twitter for a while now, but have not used the web service at all. All my friends waste a lot of time on it. As with most things social on the web, you just have to be very deliberate with your time.
Posted by: Allan | Apr 24, 2008 7:52:07 PM
Yes I'm with you on this. I just can't get my head around it, yet. And also, 140 chars is not enough to have a decent conversation :(
Posted by: Chic Alert | Apr 25, 2008 9:31:36 AM
Agreed. I seem to always get cut off when I have another 20 or 30 characters to go. Waste of time is a good way to put it. You don't realize how much time IS wasted however because after awhile on any of these things, people 'get hooked' and addicted to an online dialogue rather than a real one.
Posted by: Renee Blodgett | Apr 26, 2008 11:35:45 AM
I use twitter a little bit every day and just yesterday posted my thousandth post. I don't see it as a waste of time. I find a variety of interesting things in my feed (relevant to both work and personal life) and feel like I've created oddly real relationships with people I've never met through the exchange of our feeds.
I like that the threshold for posting is so low. For a blog post I feel like I have to have my thoughts really fleshed out. I don't hesitate at all to share a link or a thought in twitter.
Posted by: Jim S. | Apr 28, 2008 1:21:35 PM