Twitter is becoming ever more popular, but I for one am not a fan of twitter. Millions of Twitterers (I am resisting the temptation to shorten that to “Twits”) just chirping mostly pointless “tweets” every day, or re-tweeting other tweets. But to me the verb tweeting is linked to a bird (and in fact it’s the twitter logo) – not the most intelligent of animals. Granted I do not know much about birds, but as far as I know they just ‘tweet away’, and there is little communication going on between the birds. And this bears a striking resemblance to Twitter.
‘Followers’ are supposed to read your tweets, but seeing the sheer amount of tweets I can not see how. Many of the followers are network marketers who never take any notice of your tweets. They are busy following people to boost their follower count and send marketing messages when you follow them back. Twitter is great for teenagers to follow every move of their pop idol, but for business communication or marketing I fail to see the point.
Oh, and please follow me on twitter.com/ngalea :-)