It’s been a couple of weeks now since I signed up for Twitter, and I’m just not sure it’s for me. I have 10 friends, 10 followers and have made 74 updates.
Brenda asks in who’s a twit:
I don’t get what the fuss is about Twitter. … So enlighten me anyone, what is the attraction in knowing that someone is blowdrying their hair, or just popping out to the supermarket, or microwaving dinner … what is up with that
I can see that Twitter has a use — it could be really powerful while on a demonstration march, for example, or a rally. It could be a cool way to bring a friend along virtually to activities.
A business could keep clients up-to-date. I see the Jodrell Bank Observatory uses Twitter. I’d be a ‘Twitter friend’ of the local Carter Observatory. Imagine being able to note that there are still 3 places left for the planetarium showing starting soon; that an aurora is visible right now; that tonight’s the best night to see Saturn …
It’s interesting to have an idea of what my friends are up to — but I wouldn’t want a blow-by-blow account of their day.
I can’t imagine who would be interested in what I’ve had to say on Twitter. Of my followers one’s my partner, four more are known to me personally and the other five I don’t know.
I quite frankly can’t be bothered issuing more tweets; keeping up a blog is hard enough.
So, less than a month in, I’d have to say that this bird is still on the fence. Twitter’s full potential is yet to be realised.