Twitter has appeared in numerous blog posts recently. I thought Darren’s reasons for not Twittering intriguing. While I wouldn’t sign up with Plazes either, I don’t see Twittering as disclosing where I am all the time. There can be a definite TMI aspect to it. And yes, who needs another feed to read especially one at a tedious level of detail?
At first Twittering didn’t appeal to me, but after Ted signed up, I decided to try it too. The girls like Twittering on behalf of their pet guinea pig. It’s typing practice combined with pet diary. Good for composition, vocabulary and spelling as well as basic observation skills and lots of giggling. A little break to take in between long division and Julius Caesar.
I find Twitter refreshing: less is required of me. It’s a guilty pleasure, candy or even cheesy. Hey, I can even write about the proverbial cheese sandwich and not worry about boring or offending everyone: it’s an appropriate channel for material that may not be so appropriate for blog posts. I see it as an exercise – and challenge – in concise creativity, entertainment and expression, with the side benefit of some actual conversation, communication and relationship building. It’s fun. And as long as it’s fun, I’ll Twitter.