I still don’t understand twitter. That is, I get how it works, how one can write and read tweets, like/dislike tweets, comment on them, retweet, etc., (whether or not they contain truth or have value). All actions that seem available in all forms of social media, including blogs. I get that it is about sharing.
I am not inclined to have my personal or professional life revolve around social media. Maybe its generational, maybe it just me being selective or making priorities. Maybe my skepticism and reluctance are based on misconceptions and ignorance. Or all of the above. I know I am not interested in the self-centered, everybody-look-at-me aspect, although I don’t think that’s what people have in mind when they encourage me to get on twitter for professional purposes.
I guess what I don’t understand is, what DO they have in mind? What is it they are asking of me? Why do they feel this is important? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Is it possible to use twitter to have a worthwhile conversation? If so, how? I am not even sure what questions to ask about twitter that will convince me that it is worth my time and effort.
What am I missing, here?
PS. In the spirit of making it all about me (and to include a visual in all this boring text)… lookie what I did!
UPDATE (10 minutes later)
It occurs to me that maybe I should stop overthinking and just get a twitter account and start looking at what y’all are doing and saying.