I’ve been on (and off) twitter since September of 08. I have a love-hate with it.
Love: Reading my friends updates and random thoughts. Love following along as some people give birth. (A-hem, Nadja.)
Hate: It’s just too much. It’s just a lot of communication. All the time. Comin’ at you. I get that it’s “micro-blogging” but I don’t like “micro-relationships.”
I’m old fashioned. I email someone when one of their tweets interest me. Probably defeats the purpose… Anywho.
I’ve been updating a bit more recently. Not sure why. (I’m sure it’s just a phase.)
I’ve got some questions.
First, a quick poll:
|Do you use twitter?|
|Yes. All the time. Love it.|
|Yes, but I don’t tweet. I just read.|
|I used to have an account.|
|I have an account, but never use it.|
|NEVER jumped on the twitter train.|
|Free polls from Pollhost.com|
Next, some questions:
1.) If someone tweets something… is it twitter protocol to respond? If they’re not asking a question? Or, are people merely tweeting and hoping NOT to receive responses? I’m always uncomfortable with this.
2.) I had no idea that people who aren’t my followers can comment on my tweets. Why is this?
3.) Why do I have followers that I have never, EVER heard of? What’s the point of following me?
4.) Am I supposed to follow them in return? What if I have no desire to follow them?
5.) Is there anyone that is super funny/entertaining/informative that I should be following? Can you recommend?
6.) I have a blackberry and I use ubertwitter to read tweets and respond. One thing I can’t stand? All my news sources tweet FAR too much and clog up my time line. Suggestions?
7.) Is twitter going to stick around? Do most people have a love/hate with it, too? What’s your prediction?
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