Twitter

I joined Twitter.

But not by choice.

I am a notoriously late adopter in the technology world. I still read books made of paper, I still use an iPod instead of my phone, my smartphone is years old, and I’m the only person in my group at work who doesn’t have a work phone. I’m just reluctant to be connected all the time.

But I’m taking a continuing education course on how to promote and publish a book right now. And one of the assignments was to join Twitter. And I did. Reluctantly. But now I kind of like it. It’s way different than things like blogging and Facebook. There’s so much noise to filter through on Twitter, that if you do happen to make your voice heard and have a real “interaction” with someone, it’s only for a second, and any feedback you get is instantaneous. Youre actually connecting with someone in real time. People aren’t giving you the thumbs up days later. It’s in that moment or not at all. There’s no “catching up” on Twitter. Your comments are fleeting. Or at least mine are as a relative nobody.

It’s a strange little world, but it’s interesting. You may want to give it a try. I’m not sure how long I’ll last but right now I’m intrigued.

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5 comments

  1. I remember when Twitter first arrived, I thought it was ridiculous and would never sail. I’ve been out of the social loop too long. But your ‘in the moment’ comment is interesting, might take a look.

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  2. Haha – I’m the same. I still use my old iPOD, didn’t buy a smart phone until 95% of the people around me had one, and I don’t quite like Twitter. It can be interesting, as you say, but it’s fairly vacuous most of the time. And I feel that over the last 5 years most humans have started down the slippery slope of constantly promoting themselves and looking for approval. Where will this lead?

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    1. Haha, good to know I’m not the only one with Luddite tendencies. Yea, I’m not sure how long I’ll last on Twitter, but right now I’m still in the honeymoon phase where I kinda like it. Like any good honeymoon! Haha

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      1. I think my problem is that I don’t write snappy Tweets 😉 I think people love the emotional tweets where people are infuriated with sth (or funny tweets) while mine are more like: If you want info on this subject then click this link. Too scientific and straightforward 😉

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