I dislike people who replicate their twitter feeds on LJ or Facebook, though I've gotten to like twitter for being able to say quick things that aren't worthy of blogging about--especially these days when I have even less time than I used to.
*giggles* Well, I'm not anti people sending their twitter to other locations as not reading it is easy for me.
i'm there with ya.. i have no desire to use twitter, nor reason. i got facebook because my friend begged and pleaded me, he passed away earlier this year but since then alot of my co-workers and childhood friends are on there so i keep it. I keep myspace (although detest it) because my family is on there.
My cousin found me on livejournal, which i wasn't too keen about because this was the only place i could post stuff w/o getting back to my family. Every post of "don't feel good, pregnancy blah" my mom would call me and freak out.. so now, i just filter him out.
Besides he is one of those people that graphxgrrl mentioned, i get his 2 line updates on myspace, facebook and here and it's so frickin' annoying.
The one stop shopping he picks to keep up with him is twitter because you can't get too personal in 160 characters and that in a nutshell is why Twitter doesn't interest me.
I object to joining Twitter on the grounds that a "Twit" is a less than intelligent person and starts the name. That and I rarely post on here...lol.
Ha! I think that is a riot. I also have noticed that the media makes a huge deal about social networking.
I started doing twitter when I realized I had kinda stopped doing LJ. I keep up with twitter because I'm hoping the stopping of LJ is a passing thing. I've been so caught up with work stress and life stress, and school stress that I haven't had the energy to really write a decent post. So, in the meantime, I twitter. And I read other folks entries and comment. Y'know, like this one. :)
See, I think because I like to read that I'd rather read something freely written even if it is longer because there's a better chance it will interest me than something falsely constrained to 160 characters.
I find Twitter really off-putting. Tommy told me that he read somewhere that a lot of people who join it only stay on a month or two and leave it... color me SO not surprised. He is signed up and doesn't, as far as I know, do updates, but gets tweets from those in his network.
I would never try to persuade him to leave it, but, even second-hand, I find the tweets annoying. For some reason I'm happy to read on LJ that someone spent a couple of hours yesterday sitting in his/her favorite coffee shop working on a paper, but when I'm in the middle of dinner or even just snuggling with my sweetie in front of the tv I really don't need a text updating me that so and so is sitting in Starbucks drinking a latte. For whatever reason that inspires a "good for you" reaction in my head!
I'm glad you said that about pics. I really enjoy them, too, but sometimes I feel like I'm posting too many. Especially since a friend irl sometimes makes passing comments like, "You certainly take a lot of pictures of yourself." I think she's just genuinely curious about it because she would never do that, but then I start feeling like I'm all egocentric or something. I took some pictures over the weekend in a beautiful vintage sweater I found... but I'm hesitant to post even more pics of myself.
I wish I'd had the chance to meet you when I was in Seattle.
I read that same stat somewhere pattinthehat!
i opened a twitter becuz at work I'd been going to a lot of seminars on using Social Media...but i really hate Twitter I think.
I'm one of those people that will go 9 days between updates yet somehow i keep getting add requests....and I'm NOT saying ANYTHING provocative...usually crap like, "i'm tired" ha ha.
I much prefer LJ and FB. I keep my myspace becuz it was my first foray into social networking...and becuz my husband uses MySpace more...and i like to keep tabs on him...otherwise i'd delete it....
Does it come across to you as rude like it does to me?
Since everyone seems rather anti-twitter, I'll offer another view. I LOVE to read. I really do, but I like Twitter too. I think because it feels like talking. And it has connected me to some people I haven't spoken to in a long time. But I don't think it is for everyone. I just don't think it means that people hate reading... I'm sure it does for some, but not for me.
I dislike MySpace a lot more. If not for the bands, and the few friends that only use it, I'd delete my account. Facebook is okay but really only because it keeps me connected to family and has scrabble. I feel a bit like LiveJournal is only for interesting things and I rarely have anything interesting things to say. However I do read and enjoy Lj to see into my friend's lives, obviously. ;)
I was trying to figure out what annoys me so much about twitter and I think that while the conversational aspect could be really positive, the interrupting, talking to and at no one in particular, and the mundane detail makes it come across as rude to me. For a person who loves social networking in general I've been trying to figure out why it is almost vulgar and offensive to me since I don't have to participate beyond scrolling past loudtwitter posts.
I was trying to figure out why I no longer find facebook exciting and I think you hit the nail on the head. Because there's no real blogging on facebook I find it getting increasingly boring. Through reading my blogging buddies I get a lot more enjoyment. I recently deactivated my facebook to stop signing in so much but will admit my friend got me to sign up to twitter today. I'm going to see how it is. I like that I can share political opinions and opinions on important topics and follow celebrities. The only other good thing I can see about Twitter is if you send tweets to CNN and make them actually count for something. Otherwise, I am pretty sure that nobody wants to know every inane detail about one's day!
I hope you enjoy it. I wrote this blog mostly because I was shocked at how negative my response to it was as in general I'm a big fan of social networking and usually I'm a bit of an early adopter.