Why I don’t tweet

Yesterday, a very dear friend of mine posted on Facebook that I am very opinionated, and so she would like to see me on Twitter.

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Well, I do have an opinion on almost everything, so I guess I am opinionated, but hopefully amusingly so. However, here’s why I don’t think I could ever subscribe to Twitter:

  1. 140 characters are hardly enough to express oneself meaningfully. Yes, I like to waffle.
  2. Twitter encourages the texting of internet slang which has become all too pervasive, infecting even those who have been taught proper written language. I’m kinda anal about language and grammar.
  3. Tweets were meant to be composed on portable devices like cellular phones. I hate those things because I really struggle to type on them, whether they have keys or a touch interface. I don’t have fat fingers, just thin patience.
  4. Facebook is already one social network too many. Twitter would be like the third wheel.
  5. The Tweetosphere is already filled with too much noise. I really don’t care what you had for breakfast, nor do I suspect do you care that I’m stuck in traffic.
  6. The pressure to post something to keep your followers interested invariably leads to more noise. I already have that pressure with this blog, and don’t wish to add to it.

Off course I suppose there are benefits, but you can just as well drop me an email to let me know what they are…

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2 thoughts on “Why I don’t tweet

  1. I’m on twitter, but I forgot the password to my tweetdeck and after a while I realised I don’t even want to go on there anymore. You have to be constantly updating if you want to keep the ‘conversation’ open, and I’ve noticed that cliques form and if I’m not in the conversation all the time, it feels like I’m reading a chat log between some group of strangers.

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