I had resisted signing up for a Twitter account when I first heard about Twitter. I couldn’t see a reason for Twittering.
Over time, I acquiesced and signed up. I checked out a few Twitter services and set up Tweet Later, automated my RSS feed through Twitter and maybe a couple of other things. I even spent a little time playing with my TwitWall. However, after the Twitter novelty wore off, I realized that I’m not a Twitterer.
I did tweet a time or two, but I just couldn’t keep up. I guess I’m too old fashioned. Too many conversations going on at one time overwhelms me (it’s like being at a loud party with everyone talking and no one listening).
The other aspect to Twitter that I couldn’t warm up to is the constant updates and need to update. Some tweets are very informative and some, well some are just plain unnecessary. I mean, some folks tweet about going to take a shower or walking to the store or even drinking a glass of milk. Maybe it’s me, but that’s just too much information that I’d rather not be privy to.
Twitter Direct Messages
I frequently get direct messages informing me that the sender has the answer to my online earning problems or, if I auto follow (a feature that I have to disable), I usually get a reciprocal follow or direct message telling me to click on a link to read, buy or sign up for something.
The ‘always on’ quality of Twitter turns me off. I believe Twitter has its usefulness and there are many folks who utilize it well. Me, on the other hand, I don’t tweet well. After all, I’m one of the few people left on earth that doesn’t IM (instant message) and barely uses a cell phone (a habit that drives my daughter crazy).
Maybe one day I’ll really gain a liking for Twitter. In the meanwhile, I’ll stick with the forms of communication that work best for me (face-to-face, telephone and email).