Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Five: I made a Twitter?

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When you say things like I made a Twitter and are not entirely sure if that's how it's supposed to be stated since it sounds super weird, it's generally a bad sign.  I'm like an old woman with technology.  I really, really hate newfangled devices.



I held onto Myspace as long as could, grouched about facebook for ages, and refused to get a smartphone.  I loved T9!  It was great!  In fact the only reason I ended up getting my iPhone at all is because my phone finally broke and it was cheaper for me to get the iPhone.  At $1, you're not going to get a better deal.  And admittedly, it's definitely useful being able to access the internet now, and having GPS (not that it stops me from getting lost even when I'm looking at the blasted map)  But as it took me until 2012 to admit the usefulness of smartphones, it's no surprise I've avoided twitter as long as possible.  "It's dumb!" I say to myself over and over.  "I don't understand the point.  Is there a point?  And if so, what is it?"


...but then....

Blogging happened.  And the more I saw all these bloggers talk about all these fun twitter conversations they'd been having the more I thought to myself...Elizabeth...you are not strong willed.  One day you will cave and this will happen.  It looks like so much fun!  And I started blogging so I could talk to all the other awesome people in the world who love books as much as I do.  But still, I couldn't bring myself to try this new weird thing that apparently is not going anywhere, unlike my prediction that it would be a short fad.  And so I finally caved.  Yesterday.  THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH FREE TIME. 


I still don't get twitter.  At all.


As far as I can tell it seems like facebook comments?  And I'd feel awkward jumping into conversations with people I don't know yet, so maybe I'm just missing the point.  But if you are feeling kindly, follow me on twitter and teach a girl what there is to know about twitter!

6 comments:

  1. Ah Twitter. I started a new account when I decided I needed to get my site up and running earlier this year, but I've been a member for years. It's weirdly addicting, and not anywhere near as frustrating as FB...at least, I think so ;) Just started following you!

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  2. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsNovember 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I still have an imitation blackberry that won't die. Seriously, I've dropped it loads, thrown it at the wall a few times, it. won't. die. So I'm stuck with it, not that I use it anyway. But Twitter, I love it. I made one years ago but never really used it, but last year this really amazing artist followed me so I checked out her music, and seriously, we've been messaging for over a year now, and some of the other fans, like a little community, so twitter can be good. :)

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  3. I'm not quite on the Twitter train yet but I wish you well with your plunge into the great unknown:)

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  4. I'm sort of getting the hang of it and I'm sure I will soon be just as addicted to it as I am to everything else on the internet. Which probably isn't something I should be happy about hahaha but at least I'll plenty of other people to commiserate. I'm following you back!

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  5. Yeah that's exactly what I'm looking for (and why I've caved and got an account) so hopefully I find my own niche!

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  6. That is EXACTLY how I feel about Twitter (actually most things in life) right now - the great unknown!

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