Monday, March 23, 2009


I've joined Twitter, both because our Library 2.0 program at work demands that I do, and because I have to post tweets to the DGLibrary twitter site. When I first joined, I got an enthusiastic phone call from Sharon, extolling twitter. I thought maybe I'd like it, since one of the things that's kept me from blogging is the idea that I would have to write, proofread and then rewrite intelligent, literate postings on my blog. Who has time for that?

That said, I am pretty underwhelmed by Twitter. It seems silly for the most part--why do you care what I am doing right now? Why do I care what you are doing right now? Only if I (or someone I am following) is doing something different than their regular, boring life, like traveling or attending a conference, might I want to see what they are doing at any given time.

I also find it annoying to have to keep to within 140 characters. What if what I am doing takes more letters than that to talk about it?

Yes, I know, I sound pretty curmudgeonly and OLD but that's how I'm feeling about it right now.

1 comment:

  1. I feel funny tweeting, but I kind of like seeing what some of my friends are up to. Twitter can be serious business or just fun. It is not essential for all by any means.