Am I The Only One Who Doesn't Like Twitter?
I have been toying with Twitter recently, and I can honestly say that I do not like it. I am wondering if anyone else out there in HubPages land feels the same way? I just don't find it appealing to watch a stream of short cryptic posts go by on my screen. I'm not sure how people can spend so much time on Twitter? I prefer the format of other social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook much better than the cryptic banter on Twitter.
I know Twitter can be an excellent marketing tool, but from a usability point of view, I just don't like it. How do you feel about Twitter?
I use twitter to get readership, not so much as a social network like Facebook where I do converse with members.
I love Twitter. But, I think it depends on how you use it. I don't really use it for socializing. The "Hey, y'all, I just woke up and did my hair," type of stuff would drive me bonky.
What I do use it for is essentially as a customized newsfeed. I have a variety of individuals and organizations/blogs that I follow and for the most part they aren't individuals or orgs which are going to have any airtime in the mainstream news. Not only does this provide custom news, but it provides it very quickly. You can find people on the ground at a breaking event well before a news crew arrives.
For socializing, especially having a conversation, I agree it is clumsy.
You're not the only one. I can't stand Twitter and see no use for it. Facebook and LinkedIn provide the friendships and networking necessary. Twitter just seems worthless.
Twitter is my least favorite of the popular social media. I prefer Pinterest and I tolerate Facebook. I use twitter, but I really don't like it.
This is true that twitter offers a very limited area to explain and interact but on the same time this is being a hub of online business promotions. Now a days almost every big brand is on twitter for their business promotion and branding
I have never used Twitter, because it just doesn't make sense to me. Why does one need to be limited to su such a small number of characters? I'm a writer, and I do love my words....
I know that twitter is incredibly useful for certain areas of life, e.g. academic, sharing updates and ideas etc, and it works well for that - a bit of knowledge in a nutshell without all the complexity of Facebook.
I don't use it personally, as I have no reason to. I have more of a reason to use Facebook, with friends and family, but on the whole don't like it very much. Partly, because people's updates are often so inane and pointless.
I dare not complain too much though, I know Facebook haters are often told to keep quiet :-))
I hated it at first, but have grown to love it. I have a continually growing network of fellow bloggers there and love to share news related to Costa Rica or retweeting other people's articles and photographs. It is my #1 social media promotion tool too.
You can also use TEs that offer retweets to drive real, organic traffic, because no one is actually forced to click on your link in the retweet. Other social media don't have that feature.
I think if you dig further into Twitter features such as search, hashtags, favorites, mentions, conversations, etc. you will get more out of it.
There are also 3rd party tools for helping to manage those accounts you follow and who follows you so you can get rid of some spam and make your account more relevant to your needs.
Hate is not exactly the word for me but the thing is that I don't usually make use of twitter that much.
This is mostly because I am yet to truly figure out how twitter will help me advance my online business but I know I will get there one day so as for me, twitter stays.
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