The association I work for has also started a Twitter account, as all good companies do these days, in order to gain awareness and reach out to a broader audience with promotable issues. Since the association I work for has very limited contact with evil, the issues promoted are generally important and things that are worth doing. I follow the association to stay up to date on what info they're putting out to people (there's also a Facebook page and a blog linked to the association's website), particularly because part of my job involves doing the research on topics they think they might be interested in.
|For the unfamiliar, this is the Twitter Fail Whale - |
it appears when the Twitter system is overloaded with Tweets.
Tweeting is fairly boring, though, I think. Ebert would disagree, as he tweets about 120 times a day (and I really think that's a fair estimate, it might legitimately be more often). He also has interesting and well-considered views about the new social media, particularly in light of recently losing his ability to speak. That's a digression, however, so to get back on topic: I find that the majority of things said on Twitter are boring and silly, and I find tweeting, unless I'm linking an article that I want to promote or something like that, tedious and a bit annoying. 'Why do it then?' one might ask, with good reason. I don't really have a good answer. I know why I have an account and why I follow some people/organisations, but I dont' know why I bother tweeting at all. I'm not willing to just accept that and stop tweeting though, and so in an attempt to understand Twitter and to get more involved in this strange new part of our online universe, I've decided to make tweeting more interesting.