Should I Twitter?
When it comes to technology, I’ve always been an early adopter.
- I bought a DVD player for $750 when they first arrived in the U.S. in 1997. It was before you could buy DVD’s in most stores.
- I bought my 57" high definition TV more than five years ago for (cough, cough)…alot of money. At the time, only the Discovery Channel was available in HD.
- I subscribed to the now-defunct VOOM satellite service when it launched in 2003, and kept it until they cancelled service in 2005.
So it is interesting, even to me, that I haven’t jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. While I am an early adopter in the audio/video world–it pales in comparison to how fast Kem Meyer adopts new applications in the Web 2.0 world. She is a FaceBooker, Jotter and SpinVoxer…and tells me I need to begin Twitter’ing. Or is it Tweeting? See, I don’t even know the correct jargon.
I tried a couple days ago to set up a Twitter account. I thought I would at least become a Twitter-Stalker to see how it works. But evidently the Twitter site had crashed. Did a little googling and found out that Twitter crashes are fairly normal. That doesn’t bother me…anytime something is new and popular, it has growing pains.
But since it was crashing and I couldn’t sign up, it gave me time to pause and say, "Why?" Why would I twitter? Will it be another application to keep up with? My friend whose motto is "less clutter, less noise" says it fits well within her life of simplicity…but I’m not sure I can see that yet.
Okay, your turn. Tell me why I should (or shouldn’t) become a Twitter dude?Posted by Tim Stevens | 35 comments