Friday, 28 November 2008

Twitter Ye Not

Thinking today that i've had a Twitter account for a few months now (see right if it's still there) and still find it really difficult to form an opinion on. I'll use it one week, go quiet for a month, maybe follow some people the next, Hover over the 'delete account' button and so on. I'm still not completely convinced that it's not just this years internet fad which will eventually be bought up by Murdoch et al and rebranded into something shite marketed at generation X factor (blogs have a similar faddish quality but that's for another post (remember Myspace?). One thing is for certain though (showing my age here) it DOES remind me of my early 80's CB Radio days. lots of late night static and half heard conversations by people using mysterious handles nom de plumes, listen to one now and it's all gone quiet.
  Is it a blog?, is it glorified texting?, is it cheap (usually one way) advertising?, has it any practical use in the non 'blogosphere' world since the update by text option has gone ? , think i'll just have to wait and see.

PS: if your reading this PLEASE FOLLOW ME :)

PPS: I thought camera phones would be a fad so shows what i know


Anonymous said...

Maybe it is a fad, most social network things fail when they get too popular — all the people that made it cool jump ship to the next big thing.

It is a very lightweight thing, you can interact hardly at all or loads which is why it's useful.

It's still fun at the moment...

Digbeth Slacker said...

Certainly fun and i'll stick with it but if you speak to people outside of the Social Media 'inner sanctum' they just don't seem to get it which makes me question it's long term usefulness to Mr Joe Schmuck.