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It’s All About You.

I just read a blog post about Twitter. It suggests that Twitter may go away someday, and we need to be prepared for that. Huh? If you read the post and the comments, it’s almost like some people think Twitter is what made them awesome, and some people think their own websites are way better than Twitter and should be the focus of attention, not Twitter. Huh?

Really now. Which one rocks, you? or Twitter?

Many people have blogs I will never visit (again). A little of their voice in my life is tolerable, but not a lot. I simply can’t stand that much of them. In many cases I’ve proven this in real life. I can say hello and maybe tolerate standing in a group with them at a meeting, but the one-on-one conversation just doesn’t work. Anything beyond superficial becomes grating. Yeah, I know…it’s me, not them. But guess what… twitter has been very good to those people, giving them a chance to stick around. And since I can “follow” them on twitter, effectively limiting them to 140 characters at a time in a stream of other tweets competing for my attention, I barely even notice they are there. Their tweets are rarely any better than their blog posts. Twitter rocks for me that way.

Some other people have awesome blogs and some write awesome articles. I read those and appreciate links to them when I come across them (often in Twitter). In that way, twitter rocks again, for both of us. Increased awareness of your awesomeness. Period.

No one should have to say publicly that their blog is better than twitter. The people will decide. And if you find yourself going to Twitter not because you like it but because you have to “be on Twitter” in order to get attention.. well… I hate to be the (only) one to tell you, but it’s not Twitter. It’s you.


  1. Briefgold wrote:

    I´m still not on twitter, and almost feel left out…almost haha. Then I remember the real world – and how bored I get listening to other people in real time, I don´t want to be bombarded with narrow-minded, dim-witted opinions online too. Great article!

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink
  2. Graham wrote:

    I have to agree with you. Too many people seem to join Twitter for what they believe they can get out of it (very little most of the time). It`s as though all they have to do is keep tweeting away and they`ll be flooded with visitors to their sites/blogs whatever. Just doesn`t work that way.

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  3. I’ve joined Twitter. I rarely use it. Not because I don’t think there is much value, but because I’m getting plenty of value out of the tools I’m currently using. And would like to focus more on further improving them. However, I do feel like I should be using Twitter a little bit more. Justified feelings? I don’t really know, and yes I care.

    Like nearly every tool or resource on the web however, there is plenty of opportunity if you look for it, but I don’t expect to get rich just by signing up.

    Do I like Twitter? I’m indifferent. If any body cares.

    It’s not Twitter, it’s me.

    Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  4. Kevin wrote:

    Twitter does attract a large number of people who don’t have anything informative to say. I guess that’s why all of the celebrities and athletes go there to speak their “minds”.

    Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  5. I hate this twitter concept. Twitter is the same as a forum or chat. It exists for decades and now they call it makes me laugh

    Friday, March 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Permalink
  6. I am not on twitter too and i don’t think that i am missing anything. Imagine a World without mobile phones, everyone would get don’t be to addicted to technology!!!

    Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 3:18 am | Permalink