Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tweet to be square.

Twitter. I have been tweeting for quite some time, and one thing that drives me absolutely crazy... people who follow me and when I go visit them to see if I want to follow them back, they have no updates. Zero, Nada, a big goose egg, and there is nothing to tell me anything about them. Who are these people? I'm not going to follow a "nobody" and I'm not talking about everyday people here. I'm talking about the invisible people who have twitter accounts. How does a nobody get a twitter account and become a somebody?

Speaking of nobodies, celebrities are getting in on it. Think Oprah when she started tweeting. Some celebrities have ghost twitterers.

I also don't follow people with thousands upon thousands of followers when they only have a few updates. What is the point?

People, just an FYI, not everyone wants to hear about when you need to go to the bathroom. Jeez, if that was the case, that's all I would be tweeting. Drinking another cup of coffee. Heading to the bathroom. Getting another glass of water. Heading to the bathroom. Making new earrings. Heading to the bathroom. Do you see my point? No, I do not have a bladder problem. Drinking problem, yes.

Do you twitter? Do you follow people just to have them follow you back? Are you only interested in watching your follower list rise in numbers? Are you obsessed with how many followers you have?

Twit is twitter without the ter. Are you a twit if you twitter? Some might be.

Definition of Twit.
Main Entry:
1twit           Listen to the pronunciation of 1twit
Pronunciation:
\ˈtwit\
Function:
noun
Date:
1528
1 : an act of twitting : taunt
2
: a silly annoying person : fool


You can follow me. tweet, tweet.

4 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Can't help you. I don't twitter except to my poor husband's answering machine at work!!

I have become more selective about what blogs that I will click on to follow because I really do try to follow everyone back.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

As you already know, I'm a twit, I tweet, I twitter. I don't follow the ones that are doing it for marketing but if the tweeter's updates look interesting, I will follow. I have made a lot of friends on twitter but most that I tweet with (doesn't that sound bad)
are bloggers that I already knew from their blogs. It's fun. Join us for SmartAss. I can't find your email but I left you a DM.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I haven't started twittering, but never say never. I don't have enough time to read all the blogs in my reader each day as it is. Plus I'm trying to work on writing beyond the blog, and finding this challenging. I'm afraid one more thing...

But, you never know.

Beth said...

I haven't warmed up to the idea of Twitter yet as I'm still getting over some of the mundaneness of Facebook. Like you said, a lot of people record things they are doing that we just don't need to know about.