Saturday, August 1, 2009

Nope, still won't

Twitter, I mean.

Come on now, how useful is Twitter, really? Text messages are limited to 160, and I've never had a useful text 'conversation' that didn't require several back-and-forth message. And yet somehow we're supposed to get profound information in just 140 characters or less.

I don't think so.

If I want quick news, I'll check the mobile sites for MSNBC or CNN.

If I want gossip, E! works, or a swing through the grocery store check-out lane.

Frankly, I can't see that anything I would Twitter would be worth someone following...especially since you can get the same updates through Facebook, or text, or email...

So thanks, but no thanks. I'm not going to join this flash in the pan.

Next fad please!


Felt on the Fly said...

I can certainly appreciate and understand your thoughts on Twitter. I'm not so crazy about it either, but when I check Google Analytics to see where my shop views are coming from, the majority are coming from Twitter! Go figure. If I list something in my shop and link it to Twitter, I get about 20 views within minutes. I sure wanted to pass up Twitter, but Twitter doesn't want to pass me up! Imagine that.

TexasTesla said...

FeltOnTheFly - thanks for commenting! I've tried lots of different things to increase shop views (indiepublic, myspace, etc etc) and although I would see an uptick, it just didn't seem to be enough to justify the time and effort needed! If I liked to Twitter, it might be different...but it seems like just another chore.