Okay, I know a bunch of you are tweeting out there. And much as I hate to acknowledge new technology, an email from Greg Pincus made me realize that I should at least reserve my name. After seeing his advice and the Shrinking Violets’ experiment, I decided to jump in. I followed Greg’s directions at The Happy Accident and became a Twit.
The first thing I’ve discovered is that Twitter is not as friendly as Facebook. Facebook was easy to figure out. I make comments on a friend’s wall and it shows up in relation to their original comment. Twitter doesn’t work that way (at least I haven’t found a way to make it work that way). All I have are these random replies showing up on my Twitter page that are in response to other people’s comments on their Twitter page.
Confused yet? Try reading my Twitter page. Not only does it have my random responses, it has random comments from people I follow. But there’s no thread. It makes no sense!
And is it useful? I already have a Facebook account (which I use primarily for finding old highschool and college friends) and this blog, and, oh, yeah, my web page. Sometimes I worry that I’m spending too much time on my computer, and a lot of it is NOT writing time.
So really, I guess the question is how is this helping my writing career and how much information is too much information?