Sunday, 17 May 2009

To Twit or Not To Twit...or Off Topic Question of the Week...

I've been thinking of signing up to that Twitter thingy. Not for any particularly well thought out blog related strategic reasons but because all the big lads in the blog playground seem to have done it and I'm starting to feel a bit left out. Kind of like back in the day when everyone got Raleigh Choppers and I was forced to make do with the hand me down Raleigh Shopper...

But what the devil is it for, thats what I want to know? I'm certainly not going to get into that nonsensical announcing every toilet visit to the world rubbish. The only thing I can think of is to announce when I've put a new post up here and I'm not sure thats the sort of earth shattering news that fellow Twittees would fall over themselves to sign up to.

So tell me fellow bloggers, have you got Twitter? What do you use it for? Has it enhanced your life, or at least boosted your hit rate? Or can I afford to sit this one out (I never did get a Chopper after all)?

Update; have decided to give it a go.

3 comments:

Nick B. said...

I haven't found an essential use for it yet but you can find NCC on there.

alanadale said...

I'm not on it and I don't really understand the attraction. Might give it a go though by way of an experiment. Watch this space... or rather that space...

TheManOfNotts said...

one side of me says its a waste of time - if you're twitting/twittering...which ever the correct terminology is...it takes alot of time...some people are on it every few minutes..."i had beans for lunch..." OR "watching Jeremy Kyle get threatened again..."

On the other side its good for blogging because of its viral nature. You can sign up to this service called twitterfeed and arrange for your blog posts to be pushed to it automatically every time you post(twitter feed checks your blog every half hour I think and does an update). So all your 'followers' and their mates will see a link to your post, perhaps click...and join up.

Cheers.

MON