I’ve finally joined Twitter.
I thought I’d be an eternal hold out, as I’ve never been a fan of Facebook, and figured Twitter was much the same. but after using it for a few days, I’m just beginning to see it’s quite different from Facebook, and has an awful amount of potential, both privately and in the business realm.
I read recently a persuasive blog post that valued Twitter in the 5-10 Billion $ range. That’s pretty staggering. Of course, to be that valuable, business has to be involved pretty heavily, and anytime business gets involved things tend to lose a lot of shall we say quality, and end up being a lot more like tarts on the street corner flirting their wares.
So it will no doubt be with Twitter. Every company under the sun now tweets, and for the life of me I can’t quite see where the interest is going to come from. I follow a few photographers and friends and even interesting celebrities and popstars. But why on earth who I want to follow a corporation? Follow Coca Cola and find out when the next Diet Diet Diet Coke is released. Yawn… I followed Dell to see what it was all about, and in that case it had a purpose in that it was a factory outlet and there were good deals to be had. Ahhhh he thinks.. that’s where corporations will get us all hooked. The instant deal. “Greetings followers, For the next ten minutes get a 1.245% discount on Dell monitors….”
For the time being, I promise not to sell you anything, but I will practice a few tweets and see what it’s all about. Check out my Twitter page and Follow Me for my mind-blowing musings ;0
Oh, and I still don’t get Facebook. I’ve been a member for a few years and I’m sooo not using it. Chase Jarvis might, but he’s just a media whore 😉
Update: Several months later, and I now find Twitter more useful than ever. I now have a hundred or so followers and I’m following around the same number of people myself. It’ll be interesting to see where it goes from here…