Monday, August 11, 2008

peer pressure

When I saw that Slouching Mom was on Twitter, I realized that, fashion victim that I am, I'd have to sign up too even though I haven't figured out how it works and I'm too embarrassed to ask anyone to explain it to me slowly, in simple declarative sentences.

Because you know what I'd do if all my friends decided to jump off a bridge.

17 comments:

Which Box said...

I'm in the same boat. All the cool kids are doing it....

But I"m still not sure WHY.

The how I can figure out. I think.

Maggie said...

I signed up for Twitter - totally due to peer pressure. But on days when I am not at my computer for the bulk of the day, I feel like I totally miss out on things, because I don't go back and read all of the stuff. But it's a nice way to get instant little snippets from people you like to read.

I use twhirl, which lets the updates just pop up as a little window on my desktop - which is much easier to read than going online to do it (at least for me).

The other thing that I like twitter for is getting a quick answer to a question - it's so nice to have lots of various instant feedback!

Julia said...

Don't look at me-- I am not on it, and am trying studiously to avoid it...

Magpie said...

I still don't know why I signed up. But now I'm getting breaking news - like the John Edwards fiasco. :)

slouching mom said...

like magpie, i'm getting breaking news from cnn.

i like that.

otherwise i dunno. i'm still in the experimental phase.

it took me hours to realize how to respond to someone else. (there's an arrow to the right of the snippet. doh.)

janis said...

urgh, I was on there too. but have not been for ages...

thailandchani said...

Wish I could help you but... alas... I don't know anything about it and it holds no appeal to me.


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Sober Briquette said...

I like the idea of being able to have a casual conversation in "real time," but the last thing I need is another, shall we say, artificial method of communication to take me away from live people in my actual life. I'm already almost a hermit.

Molly said...

I'm addicted to it. And it's very easy. Just watch out for people updating every minute. It completely takes over your feed. Also, I don't know how people follow more than 75 people.

flutter said...

I seeeeee you!

Ahuva Batya said...

I don't know exactly what I'm doing, but I too signed up, and then I saw you there! So now I need to make up all kinds of exciting updates to keep my audience of one entertained.

Bon said...

i got peer pressured into Twitter eighteen months ago by the early adopter of all things technological...Dave. but i keep forgetting to sign in. :)

now that all you guys are actually playing, maybe i'll finally figure out how to use it.

Christine said...

i did it too but have no idea what to do either. i'd be right behind you on that bridge.

Emma's mom said...

I signed up ages ago and immediately forgot about it and then started again when Swistle and Snickollet started using it. Then my coworkers and other librarians started using it and now my twitter feed is a mix of worlds-colliding. Some days it makes my head hurt. Other times, I'm thankful for the variety.

Emma's mom said...

Oh, and I wish I could get my husband to sign up so I could send him notes through the day but alas, I married a Luddite.

Kris said...

I'd help you if you wanted. I'm on Twitter too.

(Longtime reader, often lurking. I usually post as Iselyahna. My email's swtenelka@yahoo.com if you need help.)

Pamela Jeanne said...

Haven't made up my mind if I think Twitter is anything more than a passing trend for me...let me know what you think -- now that I'm following you and all!