30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 1

Day 01 — The one thing that it seems like everyone else on the planet is into but I just cannot stand is…

Twitter. I don’t understand it. I don’t like the idea of it. It just makes no sense to me. Perhaps some of that hatred or misunderstanding of Twitter is that I wasn’t the one who thought of it. I think mostly though that telling people every insignificant detail of my mundane life or reading about someone else seems stupid.

I am not calling the people who use Twitter stupid. I simply don’t understand it and if anybody, some body would like to enlighten me, I would appreciate it. Twitter has been around for quite a few years now and I have always felt this way, but. I felt the same way about texting until I got a phone that was easy on the eyes and fingers and saw how convenient texting was when placing a call was inappropriate or not allowed.

I’m open for debate on the pros and cons and lots of people have asked me to join but no thanks.

Tweet that!

The complete list of everyone participating (as far as I know): Cherlyn Cochrane, Aurathena, TheFerkel, A Single Parent’s Life, Lovelylici1986, Prysmatique, AnonymousBurn, Caroline, Koi, Sylvia Garza, Mariana, Everything L&L, Nenskei, MyNakedBokkieBluefiadiarries, VeehCirra, Princesa Musang, DLonelyStar, TemptingSweets99, and LJ. Have I missed anyone?

It is not too late to join in. If you are interested, here is the link for the 30 questions. Just let us know you’ve joined.


This Saturday, April 7th a great friend of mine will be the guest blogger. Cherlyn Cochrane is now a two time guest poster here and I am sure you will find her post to be personal and touching. Please come back Saturday to read her post. If you drop by her blog, Over A Cup Of Coffee make sure you check out her latest poetry post on Poetry Thursday!

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  1. #1 by Jenn on April 9, 2012 - 8:56 AM

    Twitter Pros:
    It makes communication is Easy
    It gives you live feeds of what’s happening at your place, even around the world
    It gives you an opportunity to meet, greet or rather tweet famous people (shallow, I know!)

    Twitter Cons:
    Privacy can be invaded
    Bashers will drive you insane, and will test your patience and faith
    it can get addicting

    I guess it just boils down to this: Responsible using of this application and Respect peoples choices

    Send me some love if you (somehow) agree with me :))

  2. #2 by happyhippierose on April 5, 2012 - 1:38 PM

    On Twitter:

    Every social media outlet gives the users a different way to post content, share content, connect with other peopler and have conversations.

    Twitter = microblog.

    Twitter is a social media outlet and it’s super pared down. The character limit keeps all of the posts very short (140 characters) and thus the conversation is quick, fast and to the point. The profiles are very minimalist as well. There’s not a lot of fanfare, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of content.

    It’s a “microblog” because of the character limit keeps it micro; individual users post text on all kinds of subject matter – the posts are all affiliated with the users account and appear listed in chronological order just as most blogs do. There aren’t any categories or other methods of categorizing really. There are different ways of using Twitter though.

    You can post images, videos, locations, and other non-text content in the form of links.

    You can opt to get private direct messages. Your username is called a “handle.” All tweets are public and may even be accessible after you’ve deleted it from your own feed (they’re always out there).

    Twitter = the platform itself
    Tweet = the post you make,140 character or less
    Tweeting = the act of making posts
    follow = twitter’s version of “friending” – you can opt to lock this option and thus screen people who will follow you
    feed = the real time log of tweets; you can view the public all-Twitter feed, just the people you follow, every individual user has their own feed; feeds are public
    At, Tag, Mention = various terms used for the in-tweet inclusion of another user’s handle – the post will appear on the feeds of everyone mentioned properly

    The amazing aspect of Twitter is the richness of the data. You can “tag” any other user by using the @ + his or her handle. (it’s where FB got the idea). By placing the # symbol in front of a word (or phrase/word group without any spaces) you can create a functional “hashtag.” You can “retweet” someone else’s tweet and re-post what they’re written, links, tags and all. You can star tweets you like to make them easier to find retroactively and to mark its significance.

    All of the mentions, tags, and hashtags are live data identifiers. All of the posts can be traced and tracked by these.

    Example: You can use the hashtag #Shop4Siloam for the charity food drive my company is doing today (Siloam Mission is the homeless shelter we’re collecting money and food for). So if I search on Twitter for “#Shop4Siloam” every post that’s used that hashtag will all be listed, chronologically in its own feed. It’s how you can join a conversation or keep track of other convos happening.

    #Hashtags are created for events, TV shows, holidays, political ideas, sayings… basically, anything that you’d want to use to track a type of post, you can turn it into a hashtag to make all related posts searchable.

    #SuperBowl #AmericanIdol #ImLovinIt #OccupyWallSt #FF (follow friday) #TWSS (that’s what she said) … there are MILLIONS of hashtags.

    All the data becomes sortable, trackable… “trends” form based on the most popular hashtags at any given time.,

    Become of how you can sort by so many factors, Twitter becomes extremely useful. I can follow every tweet made with a specific hashtag and thus read what people all over the world are saying about something.

    “Live Tweeting” is when you tweet during an event or a tv show in real time. So many shows feature hashtags on the screen – the program is encouraging you to tweet along with other viewers and you can talk about the show with all kinds of people. Big network prime time shows will get millions of tweets during an episode (like the X Factor or Dancing with the Stars, for example). People from the show will often tweet too – the judges on reality shows, the cast members, the network.

    The “Real Housewives” always tweet during their shows and they like to defend themselves or explain the drama going on. In fact, tweeting and talking on Facebook about Real Housewives episodes became so popular that Bravo has a live after show 5 nights a week and viewers and stars alike use social media to talk about the latest shows with the host (Andy Cohen) and the particular guests he’s featuring that night.

    Watching TV and simultaneously using social media to talk about the TV show, look up supplemental info (example: using imdb to find the name of an actor or other shows he’s been in) is called “second screen.” so many people browse online via their smartphones, tablets, and/or computers WHILE watching TV that there’s a name for it. businesses are cashing in on it too – encouraging participation in second screen convos to bolster enthusiasm for a show.

    all kinds of software platforms are dedicated to searching twitter to find specific mentions. if you’re responsible for a brand or a public figure, you likely utilize these tools to see where your name is being mentioned on twitter. they can tell you so much as who is mentioning you, where geographically the mentions come from, give you context, frequency, and sentiment. it’s a great way for companies to know what the public is saying about them. check out “monitter” for an example of twitter monitoring.

    I was once trying to catch a BoltBus from NYC China Town to Philly and the bus wasn’t at the pick up location I went to… it was a huge hassle and i bitched about it on twitter. someone from BoltBus’ customer service was scanning twitter looking for their name and within minutes BoltBus tweeted me asking what happened, gave me their cust serv 800 number and offered to help me work out my drama. many companies are using twitter + monitoring tools to amend customer service lapses.

    I could go on, but this is OBSCENE.

    omg, you so think of me as the crazy reader that posts way too much… i’m not weird, i promise. i don’t have any conditions (i’m realizing that you might think i’m asperger’s or something – i’m not, i swear.). i’m just a writer and my line of work is in social media… i actually write about twitter and other platforms, tools, trends, and what-not every single day.

    • #3 by Tom Baker on April 5, 2012 - 7:30 PM

      I appreciate all the information Rose, but there is no way you will convince me that the benefits of Twitter outweigh my dislike for it! Nice try though.

      • #4 by happyhippierose on April 5, 2012 - 7:57 PM

        really?

        i guess on a personal level i sometimes find it to be more work than it’s worth; it seems like it’s more dramatic and crazier than FB… it’s hard to keep up with it.

        but when it comes to professional use, business, it’s amazing. it makes no sense to avoid social media, especially twitter, from any brand/business POV.

  3. #5 by happyhippierose on April 5, 2012 - 12:51 PM

    Alright, I’m officially in!

    I made a chaotic and weird intro post: http://happyhippierose.com/2012/04/03/30-days-of-blogging-honestly-im-doing-it/

    And Day 1: http://happyhippierose.com/2012/04/05/30-days-of-blogging-honesty-day-one/

    Thanks so much Tom, this should be a really good time. I’m also looking forward to checking out some of your other readers and my fellow participants!

    • #6 by Tom Baker on April 5, 2012 - 7:28 PM

      Hello Rose, visiting and commenting is actually a requirement to do the challenge so I look forward to seeing your avatar on everyone elses blog too.

      • #7 by happyhippierose on April 5, 2012 - 7:59 PM

        wait what? i thought that the rule was that i had to reply to comments that people make on my blog posts from the event. i didn’t realize i had to seek out all the other participants and post on their blogs.

  4. #9 by Broken Sparkles on April 4, 2012 - 3:06 PM

    Me neither!!! I have an account, but I don’t use it!

  5. #11 by Dara Sonjé on April 2, 2012 - 3:52 PM

    Ah, the illustrious Twitter. I started using it strictly to follow breaking news + world events from non-mainstream sources, dope people (like artists, journalists, activists, spiritual leaders, progressive financial advisors I actually respect, etc.) In that way it has been truly priceless. BUT, there are tons of twitter-philes who are only about being “followed” and “following back”…and unfortunately have tons to say, but it may not be relevant to your needs and motivations. It is more private than FB and simpler – if you just want pertinent, briefly written info. – Twitter works! And, I agree with your overall view, it took me until last year to decide that I wanted to, and how I wanted to use it. Even then, I take hefty breaks!

    You get good at blocking people who are just trolling, and you can privatize your tweets, if you tweet somewhat regularly, but aren’t interested in “mass open distribution” of your ideas.

    Definitely not recruiting! ~ Just sayin’
    : )

    • #12 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:22 PM

      I appreciate the non-recruiting aspect of you comment. Peace.

  6. #13 by Sofia on April 2, 2012 - 11:18 AM

    Ah twitter…
    I have a love/hate relationship with twitter. :)
    I signed up around June 2010 while doing a search on a certain subject and then Bam! I stumbled upon flirtry, naughty, kinky twitter. lol
    It’s fun and I have met some cool people that I am honored to call friends now. My dislike comes from the time you waste when you are in there replying to people. Before you know it two hours have passed. :-/

    • #14 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 11:20 AM

      Ah ha! That is a reason I got rid of my Facebook. Too many wasted hours I cannot get back! If I had any doubts before, now I am sure not to join the (pardon my language) Twittidiots!

      • #15 by Sofia on April 2, 2012 - 9:04 PM

        Yeah I felt compelled to answer everyone. I didn’t want to be rude. lol

  7. #16 by veehcirra on April 2, 2012 - 5:22 AM

    You don’t know what you are missing Tom.
    Twitter is beautiful I love it!
    Though at first I didn’t like it.
    When I got the hang of it.
    Well, I was hooked.
    I am a #HappyTwitterGirl

    • #17 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:33 AM

      Is giving me your Twitter name you ‘subtle’ way of getting me to sign up. Nope, not gonna do it. It wouldn’t be prudent! Let us know when you create your first honesty post. We are waiting anxiously!

      • #18 by veehcirra on April 2, 2012 - 9:54 AM

        Lol that’s not my twitter name, it’s the way we #speak in Twitter.
        Tom, I can’t even imagine how much you are actually missing.
        I am almost done with my first one.
        Will let you know soon.

        • #19 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:56 AM

          With friends like you on Morning Erection how could I be really missing anything?

          • #20 by veehcirra on April 2, 2012 - 10:04 AM

            True, very true :)

  8. #21 by Mariana on April 2, 2012 - 5:00 AM

    I love twitter! Not really sure there’s anything I can say to convince you otherwise, but that’s completely fine.
    To me twitter is often the easiest way to get in touch with someone. It’s so much less intimidating than email or even blog comments. You just ask your question and usually in less than an hour you get an answer all in 140 characters or less. :)

    • #22 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:28 AM

      I can see the appeal in that – it’s less personal and quick but as far as I am concerned you do fine with emails!

  9. #23 by Marliz3e on April 2, 2012 - 12:20 AM

    Hey there! I also decided to join in, just to let you know:)

    • #24 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:27 AM

      It is a pleasure that you have joined us. I have already commented on your two posts! Welcome!

  10. #25 by Sleep and Salami on April 1, 2012 - 6:31 PM

    I’m trying really hard to get into twitter – I see the appeal, but it never occurs to me to just type up every quick thought. Although, I guess if I can blog it I can tweet it.

    • #26 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:26 AM

      I think there is an auto function where you posts are included in tweet feeds or something like that. I don’t even know if I am saying it right.

  11. #27 by Sylvia on April 1, 2012 - 5:50 PM

    Good post — I also have a Twitter account, but I have more fun reading the post of the people/groups that I follow. I’m not quick enough to post what I want on a topic before there are 50 new posts.

    • #28 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:25 AM

      No loss there in my opinion. It’s great that you are in this. I missed you last year!

  12. #29 by savesprinkles1234 on April 1, 2012 - 4:28 PM

    I have a Twitter account, but I rarely use it. I opened it mainly so I could inform people when I publish a blog post, but since I’ve been slightly brain dead when it comes to blogging, my twitter hasn’t been tweeting!!

    The thing I’m not into, and never have been into, is Facebook. After being a teacher for 16 years I sort of got used to keeping my private life as private as I could. Even though I’ve never had anything negative to hide, I’ve known people who have gotten in trouble for comments on their Facebook page being misinterpreted.

    • #30 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 9:11 AM

      Sprinkles, I hope you do get back into blogging. I miss your posts but until you do, I hope to see you here often. Your comments will have to do for now. I had a teacher ask me to remove her from my blogroll because of what people might think. She didn’t mind me commenting on her blog, but she was going to just stalk from now on.

  13. #31 by Bluejellybeans on April 1, 2012 - 4:15 PM

    Hi Mr. R!
    I’m with you on this. I have a twitter account, but I barely use it. I don’t get it. My daughter has one and she has like 150 followers!!
    I will not commit to the 30 Days Of Blogging Honesty this time, but I’ll enjoy your answers ;)

    • #32 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:43 AM

      I understand Gi but I wish you could take part. Maybe next year and I like how you shortened Ripley!

  14. #33 by Chinaz Love on April 1, 2012 - 4:02 PM

    Tom, I think of twitter as blogging in 28 words or less. LOL!

    • #34 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:41 AM

      Chinaz, I just can’t get a post done in less than 400 words. How could I possibly limit my verbose self to 28 words all the time. Too much thought would be involved.

      • #35 by Chinaz Love on April 2, 2012 - 6:59 PM

        I agree, I am too wordy! I have been writing a column for a magazine. The CEO says that all articles should be 300 words or less! He says that you will exhaust the reader. He only has longer articles for feature stories. There is definitely an art to saying more with less! LOL

  15. #37 by bannatreasures on April 1, 2012 - 11:47 AM

    haha I use a Twitter to stalk my favorite video game companies, CVS, the entire Spongebob cast, and Yoda. Sometimes contests/sweepstakes are put up and even though I’m too lazy to try for any of them, it’s nice to know that I have a chance since I’m on the medium haha. I don’t tweet all that much and since I don’t have too many followers I can usually tweet jokes or something cryptic and I won’t get bombarded like on facebook (which I am not on anymore). So it’s good for piece of mind or just having bite sized conversations with my close friends.

    • #38 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:39 AM

      You stalk CVS? That is a first for me. I never imagined anyone would stalk a drug store. I’m glad Twitter works for you.

  16. #39 by everything L&L on April 1, 2012 - 11:29 AM

    I was in Love with Twitter for a while because I used it to rant about my everyday life, but then I was twitter stalked and everyone wanted to know if I was ranting or raving about them. Needless to say I don’t care for twitter anymore. The constant contact with the world is getting to me. I barely fb or twitter anymore.

    • #40 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:38 AM

      Twitter overload. I suppose too much of what other people think is a good thing is bad for you!

  17. #41 by nenskei on April 1, 2012 - 9:05 AM

    Hi tom!
    I love twitter as much as facebook. Hmmm…tho, if I look at it in other way…maybe others may find it boring if mostly of the people they know in real life haven’t twitter. Of course, twitter will be really boring if you don’t have somebody to tweet to.

    • #42 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:36 AM

      Shira I have many people that wish I was on Twitter but I think I share enough of myselt through Morning Erection and emails. Twitter even if I were interested would be too much for me.

  18. #43 by Cherlyn on April 1, 2012 - 8:54 AM

    Oh, I have a Twitter, and I absolutely cannot tell you why I use it. Maybe because everyone else is….I dunno. It is a bit stupid in some ways, I dunno, it’s kind of fun talking about random crap without having to explain myself. No one listens when I talk about random crap in my day-to-day life, I might as well tweet it haha. I can understand why it makes no sense, it is a bit trivial :)

    • #44 by nenskei on April 1, 2012 - 9:09 AM

      lol cherlyn…
      tweet it, i’m willing to listen ;)

      • #45 by Cherlyn on April 1, 2012 - 9:43 AM

        Haha thanks! I think my username is coffee_junky haha.

        • #46 by nenskei on April 1, 2012 - 11:26 PM

          Just followed you! ;)

          • #47 by Cherlyn on April 2, 2012 - 4:26 AM

            Awesome :D Thanks, I’ll follow you back

    • #48 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:34 AM

      I will listen to your random day to day crap Cherlyn!

  19. #50 by wildcatnova on April 1, 2012 - 8:49 AM

    I love this! I don’t tweet either, I don’t understand it. As an avid facebooker, it’s not like I’m at all against social networking – but I guess my sarcasm takes more than 140 characters to express…

    • #51 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:33 AM

      Caroline, sarcasm usually does! And I’m not being sarcastic either.

  20. #52 by AnonymousBurn on April 1, 2012 - 8:45 AM

    oOo – I agree. I don’t get it either. I only joined facebook even 3 years ago. I don’t understand why people think other people care what little thoughts pop in their heads and what the hell is a hashtag? I find it infuriating when the news reports that some politician tweeted a response to some world/national crisis. What Sarah Palin tweets is not news.

    • #53 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:29 AM

      Please don’t get me started on the news media picking up on what some has been politician thinks on a given subject. I have a post in the making on that subject. I just can’t get it finished. Maybe I should request help from Twitter!

  21. #54 by Inside the Mind of Isadora on April 1, 2012 - 8:44 AM

    This is a great post for the challenge, Tom.
    I do not twitter or text. I don’t even Facebook as of this week.
    I haven’t seen any real reason for them all except – as you said – to inform someone during
    hours that are in appropriate to contact them. I miss the old fashioned – sorry about dating myself –
    way of contatcing people. Like through a nice birthday card in the mail instead of a post on FB; or
    a letter in the mail from someone who you haven’t seen or heard from. Getting them was exciting.
    We’ve become very isolated even with all of these technologies. ~~~~ ; – O

    • #55 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:26 AM

      As you know this is the second year of this monthly challenge and both times I have tried to include a more personal way of communicating. This year one of the dares is to write a letter of someone you owe an apology to and mail it. Let’s see how many people choose that dare.

      • #56 by Inside the Mind of Isadora on April 2, 2012 - 10:40 AM

        Nice question to propose those who are partaking in the challenge. It sounds like one of the last steps for those who are in alcoholic anonymous. My daughter, who has been sober for 8 years now, was at that stage and wrote me that letter. We’ll see if it helped her. Curious to see how many people will be answering that one and not the alternate question. Pity I am vacationing this month. I would have enjoyed these challenges. Next time …. ~~~~~ : – )

        • #57 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 10:46 AM

          Next time for sure Isadora. I look forward to it.

  22. #58 by mynakedbokkie on April 1, 2012 - 6:52 AM

    Here is the link to my day 1 Tom- not sure how you have set it up for everyone to go and take a squizz. Perhaps a good idea to set up a page with everyone’s links so we can work from there? Or do we just work through your comments?

    http://mynakedbokkie.com/2012/04/01/day-1-of-the-30-day-challenge/

    Let us know. Thanks. Loved day 1.
    x

    • #59 by Tom Baker on April 1, 2012 - 7:37 AM

      I’m glad you liked day one and looking forward to everyone’s day two. The link to everybody’s page is right below on this post Bokkie! I have to add LJ but as far as I know every one is represented.

  23. #60 by PM on April 1, 2012 - 6:30 AM

    i’ve been invited to join twitter many times too but i just can’t. we answered the same thing tom! i’ve scheduled my day 2 post so things are looking pretty good. fingers crossed!

    • #61 by Tom Baker on April 1, 2012 - 7:34 AM

      Don’t do it Prinsesa! Stay away from the dark side!

  24. #62 by LJ on April 1, 2012 - 4:58 AM

    Oh, I like twitter, not that much though. I am using it for quite a while now however I am still not sure if I am using it properly. :)

    Can I still join? Just make the first post.

    http://orangewit.blogspot.com/2012/04/30-days-of-blogging-honesty-day-1.html

    • #63 by Tom Baker on April 1, 2012 - 7:34 AM

      I don’t want anyone to think I want others who like Twitter to stop using, it – just want everyone to know I still won’t be. (smile)

  25. #64 by Vanessa Chapman on April 1, 2012 - 4:41 AM

    I really like Twitter. It took me a long time to get it. I came and went with it. Mostly I follow people who are in the areas that I am interested in – writing, acting, art, parenting. I follow far more people now than I could ever keep up with, but whenever I log on and scroll through the recent tweets, I ALWAYS find something of interest – either something that makes me laugh, or a link to something interesting, or a bit of news I hadn’t heard about, or someone asking a question that I am able to answer. I’ve learned who are the people who tweet a lot of drivel (in my opinion anyway!), and rather than unfollow them, my eyes just naturally skip over their tweets. I think you have to be following quite a lot of people to really start appreciating what it has to offer.

    I like the little random exchanges you can have with strangers on there – and if somebody you admire (celebrity or otherwise), retweets something you have said, or replies directly to you about something, it can make you feel all warm and fuzzy for a while!

    On average, I just send about one tweet a day (more if I’m commenting or responding to other people’s), and I try and only say something that I think will be interesting or funny. I certainly wouldn’t just say something like “I’ve just had a nice cup of coffee”. Also, it’s another way to promote what you are doing, by linking to your blog or whatever.

    I think I’ve gone on long enough now haven’t I, haha.

    • #65 by Tom Baker on April 1, 2012 - 7:32 AM

      Well I asked for food for thought and you have provided a smorgasbord! Thank you Vanessa. I had a feeling someone might get me to think about joining but still, not yet! Your explanation makes perfect sense though.

  26. #66 by koisevilla on April 1, 2012 - 3:14 AM

    oh and I forgot to add… Twitter feeds my penchant and vanity for “reading” my own thoughts… LOL

  27. #69 by koisevilla on April 1, 2012 - 3:03 AM

    Twitter is an outlet for me and a great way to connect with friends that I don’t see often or are from other countries. I don’t particularly find it stupid to post whatever thought or mundane activity I am doing because frankly, the purpose of the “FOLLOW” button allows people to NOT listen or read or hear about the color of the shirt my cat wore today. “UNFOLLOW” button provides people free will and the opportunity to stop hearing or reading about how I bent over backwards to scratch my behind.. LOL

    THe beauty of Twitter is the fact that it is MICROblogging… it is Facebook without the baggage and packages..LOL It’s like quick blog post and I guess the real challenge is how to be creative with the 140 characters…

    And, it allows people to actually get in touch with movie stars they like and actually interact.. :) HAHAH

    Twitter is fine by me… At least, most of the people I follow are my friends and I know them personally…So, if I cannot text them or call them or whatnot, I can always tweet them and zooom… update!

    But yeah, there are some people who just don’t understand it or get it [my grandmother is among them] and that’s natural… whatever floats our boat right? to each his own… :D

    • #70 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:24 AM

      I don’t think I said it’s stupid. I just can’t wrap my mind around it. The 140 characters thing is crazy too. Why should I have to limit my thought process? It might take hours to narrow down what i want to say down to just 140 letters and spaces. Are you comparing me to your grandmother? That’s funny.

      • #71 by koisevilla on April 2, 2012 - 12:08 PM

        lol ü no offense meant… Ü

        • #72 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 7:23 PM

          None was taken Koi!

          • #73 by koisevilla on April 3, 2012 - 4:20 AM

            Tnx ü and i was not comparing u to my grandma…lol that was funny

          • #74 by Tom Baker on April 3, 2012 - 9:01 AM

            I feel better now.

          • #75 by koisevilla on April 3, 2012 - 11:18 AM

            LOL

      • #76 by koisevilla on April 2, 2012 - 12:13 PM

        I guess it’s bet to understand or look at Twitter using a marketing or advertising angle… The quickest and most interesting quick posts or one liners get the lion’s share of the social media marketing biz ü it’s fast paced- short and in real time… So i guess that’s one of its appeals ü

        • #77 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 7:24 PM

          I can understand that but still not interested. I do have something up my sleeve and if my friend who is involved with the idea wants to tweet to the world about it, I will not stand in her way!!!

          • #78 by koisevilla on April 3, 2012 - 4:19 AM

            ooh sounds mysterious…

  28. #79 by mynakedbokkie on April 1, 2012 - 2:24 AM

    Imagine twitter as a teeny tiny blogosphere. That is really what it is. You spend time on your thoughts and are able to turn them in stories. People who tweet use one liners. Just like blogging, you choose whose life you want to read about. You choose who you think has awesome thoughts. And just like blogging, you may find people that you have so much in common with. Don’t completely switch off to it. Xx

    • #80 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:21 AM

      On great naked one, I still don’t get it. It doesn’t have to make sense to me for it to be a viable resource for others. It’s just not for me — yet?

  29. #81 by Paul Orr on April 1, 2012 - 2:22 AM

    Twitter doesn’t make sense to me either. I am fairly adept at emailing. I can even ‘skype’, but ‘twitter’?

    • #82 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:19 AM

      Paul, I am glad that I’m not the only male who dislikes it.

  30. #83 by Ina on April 1, 2012 - 2:16 AM

    I don’t like twitter much either, haven’t used my account for a long time. Not my thing either. Maybe it is useful when there is a catastrophy somewhere?

    • #84 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:17 AM

      That would be a great way for people to get in contact with a loved one in a catastrophe. I agree with that but I would have to have the account set up ahead of time. Too bad.

  31. #85 by Addie on April 1, 2012 - 2:11 AM

    This would be my answer too. I have all the same reasons as you do. I tried it once but never really understood it. It was messy, I thought. Last night, I was at a bridal shower and the bride-to-be had two of her Twitters friend show up. That was interesting. They talked about their Twitter friendship. I said I don’t have Twitter. They’re like, you’re missing half of your life. I said, I just don’t understand it. They said, you’re probably not talking to the right people. I said, Do you have WordPress?

    • #86 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:10 AM

      Great response! I’m not knocking the people who use it, but it is not for me. I hope I don’t eat my words one day!

  32. #87 by TemptingSweets99 on April 1, 2012 - 1:43 AM

    I have/had a Twitter account but I just never had time for it. The account has been inactive for a long time. No time for it.

    • #88 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:08 AM

      Inactive? I ain’t mad ‘atcha!

  33. #89 by cjx07ster on April 1, 2012 - 12:58 AM

    You walk down to a stream – you look in it streaming past, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. You see your mirrored wavy distorted reflection, and those of the sky and trees behind you. You try to touch it. It feels cool and drips off you when your you lift your hand out. You cannot hold it. And every moment is full of the stream of life passing. This is twitter, an artform of life.

    • #90 by Tom Baker on April 2, 2012 - 8:06 AM

      Very poetic and from your description, I understand it. However I still don’t understand Twitter! Nice try.

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