I just don’t get this Twitter thing

Posted on August 25, 2010


Twitter birdHuh?
Tweet, tweet. Twitter terms are cute, but so what? I’ve read a lot about how to use Twitter effectively, but I still don’t get it. I just don’t care for hourly updates, even from experts. I mean, no one can be THAT interesting all the time.

I try to practice good Twitter etiquette. If someone follows me, I’ll follow them back. I will also send them a direct message, thanking them for the follow and asking what they do. More often than not, I get no response. I then get inundated with meaningless dribble; these folks delight in posting updates every few minutes all day long. Don’t they have lives? I’m sorry if they’re lonely and looking for a online friends.

Companies are also into Twitter big time. I can’t think of any product that is so exciting and fun that I’d want constant updates about it. Sure I love all things related to fitness, but I don’t want to read what my favorite instructor had for breakfast.

I think I’ll stick to blogging, Facebook and LinkedIn for now.