I am a great fan of social networking and Web 2.0 but simply do not understand the hype behind Twitter. I read on Digg today Twitter might get its own TV Show, yes TV SHOW. Even Twitter creator Jack Dorsey thinks it is going a little over board.
Can any Twitter fanboy/fangirl explain to me what this is all about?
Or am I getting old?
Well I am no girl (anymore), and I do not care for social media much. FaceBook and such have lost me a long time ago, and then came Twitter. Well this old bird likes it. The more I use it the more I find to like about it.
I have written a few things about Twitter that can perhaps clear some questions you have about why it is so popular. May I invite you to visit Tweet Chatter
Well its just like on MySpace or Facebook where you have your 'status line' or 'what are you doing' line. It lets people know what you are doing pretty much. It helps generate traffic to whatever you are promoting.
I've thought about joining, but I usually like to write much more than 140 words. Maybe it's for people with short attention spans.
It's a fad, and it will pass as will Facebook, whether you choose to hitch a ride or not. Look at MySpace- I hardly read or hear anything about it anymore.
It's 140 characters. A considerable amount less than 140 words.
It took me 2 years to cotton on to how Twitter could be used effectively by me.
I am using it to get targeted traffic, by crafting deliberate short messages pointing to useful articles. And you don't need thousands of followers to do that. The audience is bigger than your followers list. It's about using hashtags.
I've written a blog post about it. In fact two, with several more to come.
I don't really get it either, but I have signed up and left it automatically twittering ads on it's own, figured I may as well try and make a few dollars from it. But apart from that I have no time for it.
I have found that Twitter can be a really effective promotional tool. The Beatles were a fad. Bellbottoms. Hula hoops.
Those who chose to "hitch a ride" were enriched by the popularity of these and other fads (however short-lived).
Ever has the next trend been balked at by the previous generation.
I have a pretty long attention span, too, just FYI.
Well, I think you have to join tweepme or other applications to get thousands of followers. You can get some traffic then.
I don't get it either. Do I really want everyone to know EVERYTHING I'm doing 24/7? I don't think so. Too easy to stalk people...lol
People who use it for telling the world everything they are doing aren't using the site anywhere near it's potential.
I wonder if the people who are 'tweeting' what they're eating for lunch or what time they're going to bed actually enjoy reading the same things being tweeted by other people.
I'm not sure what's so fabulous about it either. I joined the other day to see about the hoopla, not really digging it. Speaking about digging it, not sure about Digg either...
No one I follows publishes what they are up to every minute of the day. Most pass on links to their and others writings or interesting sites they have found. Or they post photographs. Or it is tweets from publishers offering free books or invitations to readings, etc.
I actually unfollowed someone who was intent on telling me what they were doing at least once an hour.
The thing I love most about twitter, is you don't get called a troll for supporting fellow peeps and tweets. Matter of fact, "trolling" isn't apart of the twitter vocabulary, as it is here on HubPages. Another great thing about twitter, there is a lot less b@tching!
Twitter is awesome because it teaches you what to say and when, and in so many words. It's a very useful tool for communication, and it's kinda like some strange concoction of an IM and e-mail.
It's like any other networking site. If you are patient and you learn all the tricks you can probably make it work for you. I'm too old and too lazy to get that involved as a result it is just something I'm on.
I AGREE WITH YOU. TWITTER WILL BE TWEETED AND WILL ONE DAY BE TWEET OBSOLETE.ENJOYING THE JOURNEY.PEACE.
I also don't understand twiter's success... Everyone has thousands of followers without really caring for that. Is just numbers.
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