Sunday, December 4, 2011

What Twitter is to me

Twitter is becoming a huge tool in peoples everyday lives. Anywhere from finding information to sharing thoughts of your own, people look to twitter as as a way of sharing information. You can look on facebook and find links to twitter posts. Sitting around watching television you see twitter hash tags. Twitter is everywhere and seems like its getting even bigger. In this article, the author discusses what he originally thought of twitter, what twitter is today and what its becoming. He found himself a skeptic at first thinking "the idea that something intelligent, something worthy of mindshare, might occur in the space of 140 characters", its no more than a text message. He finds himself more drawn into the concept today, using it himself. It's a datafield, able to give answers to everyday asked questions.

Ok, terrific, we now have another social search engine. I am a skeptic as to what it will become and also of its "ease" of use. I find it easier to search what I need on google. I can find the same infromation, more information, on the topic I am searching. I am not totally against twitter but feel there are easier ways to find the information. Maybe I just dont get it, maybe it will grow on me. Right now, I dont care for what it is and would rather look elsewhere for the information. Twitter may someday be great for me, ehhh, I doubt it. I will steer away from the whole thing and stick to what I know best.


  1. I think it's just more of the same. It'll pass.

  2. I feel somewhat the same lately. I mean, I see its use. In fact, I have benefited tremendously over the last several months and have increase my knowledge and range in relevant subject matter, largely because Twitter is the glue that connects me to this and that.

    At the same time....I'm not sure I've done anything but put more stuff in the box, so to speak. Gotta step out of it sometimes too.

    I think we should unplug all students after high school and make them live in the woods without modern conveniences, at least for a while, as part of their training. Then send them back and see what they learned.