Sunday, November 29, 2009

ByeBye Twitter

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I have been on Twitter since June. Even though a lot of other geobloggers are also active there and even though there are quite some people following me, and me following them, I see no point in it. Never have and after several months of giving it a chance it is time to quit. The only thing it successfully does it waste a little more of my time while reading tweets. Time better invested in either blog posts or working on my thesis. No worries though. The blog will not be affected by it. I just decided to declutter my online life a bit. Twitter is the 2nd activity to go. Last week I stopped using and deleted my account for one of the various social networking sites I used to be registered on. Now I need to learn how to effectively use the won time. I think I forgot some real life competence. Should be fun to re-learn them!

6 comments :

R Hofmann said...

Twitter always has been a mystery to me. It's unexplainably popular considering the minimal convenience it provides. I think it's a nice pretty tool for "celebrities" to gather their fans and telling them most recent developments. It's just another form of consuming.

AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

I don't use or read Twitter. I don't understand the point of it.

Lost Geologist said...

That's why I quit. There is no point in it. Everything done there could be done with something else just as well - perhaps even better (like with a real chat programm as some instant messengers). It's a toy, a toy that ain't even fun. Just a waste of time.

Miguel Vera said...

It has its uses. But for me it has become more of a waste of time lately. I won't delete my account, but I'm definitely stepping away from it. I too think blogging would be more productive instead.

Suvrat Kher said...

Blogging takes most of my available online time. Not too keen on Twitter either.

Lost Geologist said...

It's too slow and cluttered for a decent conversation IMHO and to fast for bigger ideas. Instant Messengers and Blogging are better and less stressing alternatives.