Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Am I a twit for not tweeting?

I'm sorry, but I just don't get this whole Twitter thing. Suddenly, it seems, this latest social-networking craze is everywhere -- even on Oprah! -- and I get the sense that the implication is you're not "with it" if you don't tweet on a regular basis.

I actually signed up on the Twitter site about 10 months or so ago -- and I've never used it since! (Don't ask me what my Twitter name and password are, for I haven't a clue!). This whole "microblogging" thing, to me, is just one more time-waster, one more way to avoid contact with, you know, actual live human beings!

But maybe I'm not alone in my disinterest in the tweeting phenomenon. According to a recent story in Advertising Age, the "drop-out" rate for the service is about 60 percent -- people who, like me, get a Twitter account and then don't do anything with it. So, I guess we're twits, not tweeters.

I say, twits unite! Go out and meet up -- in person -- with another twit or two.
(Talk about social networking!)


Nomi Lubin said...

Tracy, hi. I make these tee shirts and in hopes of generating traffic, I have been looking for other blogs that have a related focus. Thought you might be interested. Thanks!

P.S. My husband recently became a big tweeter. I am yet to see the light. Or so he says.

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