There is no doubt about the popularity of Facebook. Every one seems to have an account. You can connect with all of your friends, talk about what’s going on in your life, upload photos, upload videos, join groups, add applications. There is just so much you can do on Facebook. I have a wife and three daughters and we all log on to Facebook every day and usually several times a day. We all like it!
So what about Twitter. It’s so limited. All you can do is send short messages of no more than 160 characters.
Do you really want to know that someone is late for work, is thinking about their holidays or watching a DVD. This is so dull.
I am the only one in my family who regularly uses Twitter. I suspect that the four ladies in my life all think Twitter is a complete waste of time.
Why then do I Tweet? Do I know something they don’t? Is there a hidden secret?
I like Tweeting because it’s in the moment.You may suddenly have a profound thought that you just need to share with the world. You don’t have to wait. You can send a Tweet and broadcast it instantly.
You never know who might read your Tweets. I’m sure that most of mine are lost in Cyberspace for ever, but there again I’ve always enjoyed talking to myself. on the other hand there might be some one out there in some remote corner of the globe who picks up on that little gem you just cast out.
I use Twitter to follow people I find interesting. I am very interested in Web Site Design, Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media and so I look for experts in this field to follow. I look for authors of books I read and enjoyed and follow them too.
You can find a lot of experts on just about any subject you could imagine. Yes, they are often trying to sell a service or promote themselves but they will also give advice and tips for free too.
For me the verdict on Twitter is still pending. The jury is out.
Personally,I like it.
Find me on Twitter @ronwooduk
What’s your take on this subject? I’d love to hear your views.
Is Twitter a complete waste of time?