Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thoughts on Twitter..

"The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, 'people without lives'. We don't care. We have each other..." ~Dave Barry

I thought I'd blog something much earlier than this but I got caught in a conversation on Twitter and lost track of the time... I've had a Twitter account for a while but it's only in the very recent months that I've started using it - it's interesting having snippets of conversations, information, news etcetera constantly coming at you. It keeps me aware of what's happening in the world, what's happening with people I know, it helps me to connect with people and to find out random information... I'm finding it to be most awesome. 

There's a Twitter follow button on my blog - it was a spur-of-the-moment thing that was done because I have the link to the blog on Twitter so I thought it was only fair that followers of the blog could find me on Twitter. I'm not sure how interesting my Twitter stream is though... it's filled with maybe a few random statements by me, retweets of things I find interesting and conversations amongst people (mostly fellow Trinis that I've found just by being on Twitter) and myself . Not exactly sure that's entertaining but I guess it could be informative.

Today I logged on and found 8 new follower requests (I often wonder why/how people choose to follow me - am mostly happy that you do).. My tweets are private.. I'm paranoid somewhat though once I scan whoever is requesting, and I think the person/company is ok I will add them.. and probably follow back. What do I mean by scanning? This article by Jenn Lawrence explains it pretty well.. and also explains why I may or may not follow you or may or may not block you. It's really well thought out in my opinion. 

Whatever the reason.. if I follow you or you follow me.. Hello :) it's nice to know the thoughts of others.. and good to know that someone thinks my thoughts are interesting.

peace,
Ren

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