Tuesday, September 01, 2009

In This Months Business Monthly

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.


cmb said...

I'm with you, I don't get Twitter either despite Jessie's enthusiasm for it. I pretty much don't want people knowing what I'm doing most of the time anyway.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I use it for is to check out the trending topics.

Anonymous said...

I spend too much time in front of the computer working and doing my spams to have time to devote to twitter. I'm sorry but I don't get it (understand it) either. Of course, a case against my attitude could be brought on the basis of senility. Perhaps I should be retired and not meeting deadlines.
I could twitter away my time.

Anonymous said...

It's a youth culture thing. Those yung'uns do not value privacy, unless a parent is involved. Nothing seems to be off limits, and tweeting or twittering (whatever) is a step beyond the lack of privacy to volunteering to put it all out there.

Also, it's fun to share and it's how they connect.