Friday, 30 November 2012
What a twit!
I just don't get Twitter!
I am interested in it...not particularly its content, which seems rather like the rest of the internet.
Often partisan, inaccurate, bigoted; and sometimes just plain wrong!
I suspect part of the problem is that we are just not at all clear where Twitter is pitched, and who and what it targets.
We are told that the future lies in social media. As if that somehow answers a question.
But it is strange that serious TV news shows have Tweets sprinkled across their screens. Music stars and TV and film personalities have thousands of followers (noticed this being referred to in a Michael Buble interview the other day).
World leaders appear to have Twitter accounts, and State and Federal Parliamentarians.
But do we for a moment such folk actually service their Twitter comments 24 hours a day...or at all?
I would be interested to know how it works...and whether or not it is worth even thinking about as meaningful communication