Call me old, or out of touch, or whatever the latest slang is for people like me. It’s ok. I have kids, I’m used to it.
But I just don’t get twitter.
It all seems like a jumble of links to me. Read this article! This book is on sale! This picture is so funny!
Why fill your tweets with links that take people away when you’re trying to connect with them? Seems counterproductive to me. Sure it might gain you a little name recognition if people like what you’re linking but I’d rather engage with people.
As it stands, though, it’s just a lot of electronic noise.
Sure you may respond to or retweet the rare item that catches your eye, but finding those gems among the flotsam and detritus that accumulates there is a matter of luck. You could spend hours watching the feed and see nothing interesting. And who really has the time for that?
So yeah, I just don’t get twitter. Can someone explain it to me?