I never really got Twitter but at least I can say I gave it a shot. Some people sign up and then never do anything with it. That wasn’t me. I actually posted on the service 64 times since last April. I even signed on to follow a 17 people, though I can’t say that I ever really “followed” them. Wow, even as I write that it sounds like stalking!
Don’t get me wrong. Even though I titled my column “Real Men Don’t Tweet” I really have nothing against it. My sister Maura is the general sales manager of WHQT in Miami. She tells me that Twitter has helped her land new business.
“Some companies use Twitter for consumer interaction, they post specials, they talk about new services so I use twitter to make a direct connection. In many cases the Twitter(er) for the company is a major player and they like the direct connection.”
I can’t say that it worked that way for me. To me it was just another thing that ate up my most precious commodity, time.
The only time I really enjoyed using Twitter was while sitting at a county council hearing. It was like whispering comments about the proceedings to friend…only quieter.
So I’m decoupling from Twitter. At least that’s my plan. You can read this months column here.