Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Twitter...Part 1

AOG, Madrid

What is the deal with Twitter? I have no idea. It does seem to be the next cool site right after Facebook.

Personally I haven’t bothered with it until today, when I read a newspiece which stated that Ellen DeGeneres had beaten CNN on it. Link here.

So, what did I do? In a moment of insanity, I thought I would sign up. Yes, it’s a slow afternoon here on financial news universe, Madrid sector.

Well, I should have known better. The site was down.

Now, of course, having regained my sanity momentarily, I am thinking about it twice. Thrice even.

Do I really want to be on Twitter? Well, I don’t know. I know very little about it, but these are the impressions I have of it so far:

You type in where you are and what you are doing.


And then again.

And once more.

Ad infinitum.

And then you die.

So, with this is mind, do I really want to “Twitt”? I don’t really see the point.

But I may change my mind.

This is how Twitter bills itself:

"Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?"

Still, I am not seduced. All I can say is that while I was ready to join (or at least have a wander) a while back, their technical hiccup has put me off.


MadridMan said...

I'm not a fan of Twitter - although I have an account and check in every few months.

Like many, I signed up and was immediately taken with the activity. But then I got bored - AND OVERWHELMED by the number of messages from my contacts that I just gave up. Plus, so many of the postings are A) inane and uninteresting, and B) loaded with CLICK HERE! links to the poster's websites.

Facebook, however, I like. There, you can chat with just those with whom you want to chat, can post photos and comment on photos, and it just seems simpler, more like reading a magazine than (on Twitter) reading a chat transcript with 1,000 people participating.

Saludos, MadridMan

Ynot said...

As it happens, I never actually joined Twitter. However, with this whole Iran issue happening, it seems I may not have the full story. It does seem to serve a purpose, though I'm not sure what that purpose might be for me. I am not, after all, I repressive regime!

Dropped by your blog, some blog!! And some story too! Where in the US are you from?

MadridMan said...

Regarding Twitter - and other chat/social media outlets - we should never take those postings as "gospel". I mean, not take them as fact necessarily. Anyone could write anything they like.

Thanks for the comment about my Madrid Blog. As you know well, it takes time-and-mind to create any blog entry worth anything.

I'm a Midwestern boy, born and bred in north central Ohio, USA but only get back to visit "The Parental Units" once a year. (that's a reference from "The Coneheads" sketch from the first years of Saturday Night Live)


Saludos, MadridMan

Ynot said...

Yes Remulac, I know them well. ;o)
You are right, it takes a while to write something half decent, hence my poor standing on the "blogcapades". Where does one find the time? Aside from blogging, what do you do in Madrid?