Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Twitter Be Gone...

Since I don't go to movies very often - the Ten on Tuesday really doesn't work for me - so, I thought I would share my views about Twitter...

Several of my friends have asked me to join up - so, thinking it might be something interesting I have been "tweeting" for a week now...and I hate it!

It makes no sense to me...and there are people who tell you every hour what they are doing - please...

Personally, I would rather you take the time you are "tweeting" and put that time into writing a blog entry that has some meat to it...or send me a card or letter. Any of those things would be so much better than Twitter...

Done that...not doing it again.

So Twitter Be Gone!!!!

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15 Comments:

At 6:37 AM, Blogger gemma said...

I'm with you on that one girlfriend. None of that makes sense to me....even Facebook or whatever...just do the blog thing or if it's a connection people are looking for...pick up the phone. Say Hi! Meet for coffee....email..yikes twitter seems like nonsense and no depth to me.

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I too agree! I am also on twitter and everytime I even remember to look at it (once every 2 months) I have no clue what all these strangers are talking about and if I do get it, do I really need to know what someone is doing that very second?

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger Quiltbug said...

people on twitter are called twits. Do we want to be one? Of course we don't. Life is too short to spend it twittering our lives away.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger RachelJane said...

HA! I agree completely. I haven't fallen to the temptation of Twitter yet, and I hope I never do. It's bad enough that I'm on Facebook. What a waste of time! I much prefer blogs with "meat", as you said.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Dionne said...

I have to agree, I'm completely stumped about why you'd want to get these constant updates! Maybe people like to TALK about everything they are doing, but do they really want to constantly read, read, read, about inane stuff... just do it already and move on!
Cheers,
Dionne
(Who is NOT Twittering)

 
At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

Yeah, I'm not twit, either. I can't imagine the time that it takes to write those things. A blog post is hard enough. Plus, I don't REALLY care that this one did this or that. TOO much information.

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger Pat said...

And I am in agreement, also...and for the reasons you mentioned. I did join Facebook a the urging of some former classmates of mine but I only look at it if I get an email that someone has "written on my wall" and then I only reply about 10% of the time. It was suggested I join Twitter and I let that suggestion go in one ear and out the other!!!! :)

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger RovingWeaver said...

Twitter is very useful for getting quick news updates, and updates on businesses that you follow. I was able to get one of the birthday presents for my nieces (triplets) for $20 instead of $30 because I follow ThinkGeek on Twitter, and caught their one hour only sale one day, where twitter followers got a 33% discount. I also follow a lot of news organizations, etsy shops, and professional organizations in my field, as well as other individuals in the field I work in and in fields I am looking in to. That part of it is just networking, internet style.

Another interesting aspect of Twitter is following famous people, for those who like to keep connected with their favorite writers or actors or musical artists who are on twitter - a lot of them are doing the twittering themselves, and very frequently and candidly. There was a reporter here in town who was twittering from a trial recently - following that was interesting, and also made national news. My mom is very in to racing and knitting, and follows a lot of people in those two areas.

Following your favorite businesses can be a really good way to get discounts - besides the 33% off deal I already mentioned, a couple of tea shops I follow have had deals where they will send out one specific tea for free to any twitter followers who order it and enter a certain code, or something to that effect.

Basically, I think Twitter is more about networking and providing quick information - it's just not meant to be a blog replacement.

Just MHO.
Laura

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Janet said...

I don't like twitter and facebook. I joined because people invited me but I seldom use either one. I personally don't need to know what everyone is doing 24/7! And as for keeping up with famous people....WHY???

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I joined Twitter several months ago; I think I posted 2 or three times and that was enough. Same thing with Facebook. It's hard enough to keep up with the blog; who needs another time suck?

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger Linda B said...

Wow, ain't that the truth! I went on because you did, and just threw up my hands. This bloggin' stuff has it all beat.

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger coolmoonyogaknits said...

I hear you! Ravelry has been my first foray into "online socializing" and it has been great! But the facebook thing never really made sense - even though I am on there - it is tiring. And Twitter doesn't work for me either.

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger RovingWeaver said...

For Janet, who wanted to know why one would want to keep up with "famous people" - knowing the progress on the book your favorite author is writing, when it will come out, updates on where their books signings will be, things like that (even their disappointment at the reviews)... And some people just simply like reading the day to day "stuff" that their favorite actor or actress tweets. That's the kind of person they CAN'T just call and ask to go to coffee, and the information is a lot more reliable than what you see in the tabloids.

I think, however, that Twitter is something that either people like or they don't. Don't understand why people would judge the people who DO use it as an informational/social networking tool. But, that's just me. Personally, I don't use the phone much - don't have a land line - but I don't judge people who spend half their lives on the phone. I also don't watch much TV (except when visiting my parents), but I don't judge people who do.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Gina K said...

I agree with you...I'm just not into the Twittering thing. I don't care to share every moment of my personal life with the world, and to me, that's all what Twitter is about. Each to his/her own though! :o)

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

It's a lot of work. I do like facebook though.

 

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