Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Twitter. Hmmm.

I am not at all sure about it....

  • It seems it is more for people who have jobs which require them to sit on a computer all day & need the distraction. I feel like I'm missing out all day long.
  • I don't like the way people can't see you unless they are already following you, it seems a vicious circle. Not accustomed to being IGNORED, do you hear me?
  • It gives me anxiety every time I see that everyone else has 1 million followers - who ARE all these people?
  • I don't like the way that everyone seems to get all excited when it's someone off the telly - blogs were more democratic, I thought we'd got past that old celebrity whoring - so 90s, my dears - & the idea that fame makes you more interesting - Twitter is proof that it really, really doesn't.
  • But mostly I'm not sure because I prefer to bang on at tedious length and can't be succinct & witty, especially not at 140 characters.
In other news, Billy has invited me to contribute to his zine, which is something about Lesbians & Cake, but I'm out of practice & rusty & out of inspiration. Bah, can't write any more. I'm creatively obsolete & redundant.


  1. No no! You are spot on regarding Twitter and it will become even more tedious during an election.

  2. Oh Rog, the election. I can't BEAR it. (I reckon they should present it like the Gong Show, in a half hour format, maximum. Cameron tap-dancing. Brown playing the spoons. Clegg making balloon animals. Then we can gong them all off. Everyone goes home happy...)


    (By which I mean, I suppose it's not for everybody, but I quite like it).

  4. Do carry on "banging on" when you feel like it. I enjoy reading about the books you read.

  5. It took me ages to get used to it, but I quite like it now. I don't have access to it on my work computer so I end up doing it in the evening.

  6. I do two catch-ups. At lunchtime and when I get home. You can only follow so many people without getting anxious, though.

    I like a few of the ones off the telly but don't try to have conversations with them. Saying that, I've just tried to put a journalist right on something. He didn't get back to me.

  7. Just what I find, Geoff, but I think it's because they don't see it, rather than because they're ignoring you. It's a design flaw, I think - maybe you should be alerted if someone uses your @name?

  8. You can be alerted if someone uses your name, but it's in a different stream to the people you follow and some people may get mentioned a lot (I'm rarely mentioned properly, but I get a fair few false positives for having a short name that Spanish-speakers seem to use in odd ways).
    I follow a couple dozen people and rarely say anything. It's fine if you like that sort of thing but I'm not all that fussed.