To Twitter or Not to Twitter

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Friday, January 02, 2009


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14 Comments

  1. Peter Varvel Said,

    Facebook fulfills all of my social and emotional needs. I don't need Twitter, or to even see you in person anymore, as long as you keep updating your facebook status statement.

     

  2. Chung Nguyen Said,

    @Peter - You can update your Facebook status with Twitter.

    @Prince - Twitter is a wonderful practice in brevity (<140 characters). Dooooo eeet!

     

  3. Not to.

    I don't have a Twitter. I personally think it's creepy that people would get to know your every move and thoughts...there is sharing and there is oversharing to the point that its creepy and too much.

    But that's just me. I am intensely afraid of getting stalked.

     

  4. michael_karo Said,

    twitter sucks donkey dicks.

     

  5. To Twitter

    If you can push aside the the belief that it is both silly and creepy to constantly tell people what you are up to, Twitter is a very powerful tool for both business and anyone else who is maintaining some sort of personal brand. It unleashes a lot of potential and when used properly (I use that word loosely) and even improperly, has the potential to help you reach that resolution of yours to quadruple your readership.

    Also, Chung is absolutely right. It's definitely schooling me in brevity. Beware though, I'm beginning to believe Twitter Addition is very real.

     

  6. Twitter is a potential productivity killer. Just saying.

     

  7. jterry Said,

    Don't do it! I second all the wonderful naysayers above. We don't need to know every time you scratch your balls or roll in another ton of food for Pork Chop.

     

  8. m.j.pike Said,

    Not to Twitter.

    Why have the burden of opening, logging in to and checking a whole new site every day when the site offers the same service that can be found on facebook, except facebook has a variety of other, more useful services?

    I find Twitter gimmicky and I really don't like how everyone uses it for advertising websites.

     

  9. Damn.. when I said Twitter Addition.. I meant Twitter Addiction

     


  10. quin browne Said,

    i only look at people on twitter...my updates are lame. i like reading ones that say, "i said to my lover, "honey, can we go in the next room so you are inside me?""

    i mean, good reading.

     

  11. Chung and Katherine make compelling arguments, but, really, I've been looking for excuses NOT to Twitter. I don't think my mind can handle another social networking tool. So...for now...I shall not....

     

  12. Phil Said,

    I'm offering up an argument TO TWITTER... I've used Twitter for who knows how long now, and I find it fascinating. The people who scoff at it for saying it's a way to say what you're doing all the time obviously don't use it. More than anything, it's a great way to disseminate information quickly and briefly.

    I'm all about it, and especially love that I can send text messages for updates. So instead of sending a huge list of people one common message, I send one message to Twitter, and if they're subscribed, they get it.

    It's surprisingly useful, even for personal bloggers. In conclusion, I'd say... don't knock it til you've tried it. :)

     

  13. That's a compelling argument, Phil. I get the sinking feeling that Twittering for me is inevitable, given what I do, but I'm going to hold on to my purity for as long as humanly possible.

     



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