Twitter Not Just About Lunch
(1) Why would I want to record my daily activities for other people to follow? (2) Why would I want to follow the detailed doings of anyone else over the course of a day, and another day, and another day?
You, of course, wouldn’t.
But that’s not what Twitter is to most of us. Despite the query “What are you doing now?” on the posting window, most people that I follow are posting links and commentary on matters of interest to me. Here’s a screencap of my TweetDeck screen at the moment:
Now, I’m not saying that every single posting there contributes to my net wisdom. But I get more than enough interesting information to be worth 30-60 minutes of my day scanning, re-tweeting, and posting my own bits.
Lezard seems to think Twitter is mostly about what people are having for lunch and the like. And for all I know, perhaps it is. Then again, so is “blogging.” But just as I don’t read blogs that are mostly about people’s cats or the mundane daily activities of their lives, neither do I actively follow those sorts of Twitter accounts.