Twitter is a social networking tool that is very beneficial to many of its users. However, Twitter and I did not seem to get along too well. I can see the advantages of Twitter: a nice way to keep in touch with old friends, a way to make new ones, a network that allows people to enjoy one another’s likes and interest…the list can go on. I on the other hand found some disadvantages to Twitter.
I am not a huge fan of the computer; I use it to type papers, check Facebook, and shop around some, but I really don’t use it that much. I am not one to sit on the computer all day refreshing the page to see if anyone’s status has changed or if I’ve received a new email message. With Twitter I felt that I had to constantly sit and push those little arrows at the top of the page to see what was going on. It was way too fast for me and I did not like the way it was set up. I feel like there could be a couple of changes made, or rather a few tweaks here and there.
I feel that Twitter and its people are definitely on top of things but it just isn’t for me. I will probably only use this social device for this class and at the end of the semester delete my account. I appreciate the help in trying to make me look more professional, but let’s be honest, my page is not in the least a professional one with my updated statuses of where I was headed and the mood I was in. I admit that had I put forth more of an effort to use Twitter I would have reaped more benefits. All I really learned from using Twitter for a week is that I am no a big fan.