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Thursday, April 22, 2010

OK, I Really Don't Understand Twitter

Last evening in my wonderful marketing class, my incredibly savvy instructor talked about and showed examples of Twitter. I didn't understand it and decided to sign up for it to see how it works. Admittedly I have not spent a lot of time looking at it yet but, I must say, I am really confused now.

For some reason, I thought that I could just choose whoever or whatever I wanted to follow and I'd be tweeted when there were new Tweets. By the way, I think this Tweet stuff sounds ridiculous. If my brother hates the name blog (and he does) I can only imagine what he thinks of Tweeting. Anyways, I signed up for some interesting writing things. Next thing I knew, I was being told that people who are totally unknown to me are following me. Think about it: They're following me. I have nothing to "Tweet," I don't know how to be Tweeted or whether it hurts when you are, and I may scrap the whole thing some time tomorrow. And yet, somewhere in the world, there are people that think I will be worth following. Imagine the utter lack of meaning in their lives. Wow.

So, I'd say I have a bad taste for Twitter. I just don't get it. I like Google Alerts. With them, I enter a topic and get an email daily about new online information on that topic. That's all I want from Twitter. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe technology has finally gone just too far beyond me. Or maybe Twitter is something I simply don't need.

Oh, and there's also Foursquare. That's a whole other online world. I may almost understand that one but, again, do I need to?



  1. Oh, you REALLY don't want to know how I feel about Twitter, and/or 'tweeting' (ack!) and whatever is up with its character-limit thing(140?!? Where in the WORLD did 140 come from?!? I could use up 140 characters in angry punctuation!!!!) and, and... Well, let's just leave it at that!

    (I'll be Anonymous, partly because I'm afraid of threats, though only up to 140 characters of course, from Twitter-fiends.... and mostly because I can't figure out how to do this as anything else....)

  2. Thanks Anonymous. I thought it might be you.
    JAHD (sister)