I think Twitter is a great medium for communication, if used properly. It is great for getting your take on the world out there. But seriously, no-one really cares what you had for breakfast or the fact that you just dyed your hair. I came across this video which pretty much sums up my thoughts on Twitter:
Edit (May 2014): the video is no longer available.
The best way to use Twitter, in my opinion, is to be consistent in your Tweets. Consistently try to add value. Don’t tweet just to see the sound of your voice. And don’t try to pretend you’re a celebrity. You aren’t. Even if you were, no-one cares that you’re going to bed now or you’re just getting up.
What caused this explosion of people being boring? I think it’s Twitter’s line “What Are You Doing?” – It’s just asking for trouble. I think it should rather be “What are you doing that someone else might care about?”.
Use Twitter, but think before you tweet: will this tweet help someone or are you genuinely communicating with someone? If not, post to Facebook :)
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