One social media outlet which I haven’t gotten into is Twitter. Many say I am missing out. Others say that I am just included in the #twitterlessgreg. Regardless of what they think, I am not completely on the outside because I don’t have a Twitter. I believe many people are in way too deep with it and don’t want to put myself into a position where I am constantly scrolling down on my phone. Also, I have heard some of the college coaches watch the twitter accounts of their athletes to keep everyone in line. I don’t want to be put in a position where something I post gets me into trouble. My other trepidation about it is anyone can follow you (unless you set it on private I believe?) so you may not want a family member or anyone of that type that you would be afraid of them seeing a tweet. Finally, it seems like Twitter turns into a competition as to who can have more followers without following a lot of people- just from my observations.
Now that I just went through all of those reasons not to make a twitter, personally I don’t think many of those things would have a great effect on me. I guess you just hear people complaining about it for some odd reason, saying they hate it just because they are spiteful. I honestly don’t know, just speculating. However, I kind of allowed the voices of these people to get into my head and build an argument against making a twitter without me consciously analyzing what they’re saying. That last part kind of shows how much stock I put into social media- very little.
I kind of like to move at my own pace with those types of things, I was pretty late to join Facebook and I don’t post or go on very often. I feel like social media websites get big when all of your friends are on there so you follow along and make one. Guess I am a lone wolf in that way. I didn’t really see a need to make one though everyone around me is using it and stays in contact, or hears about things they wouldn’t have heard about without a Twitter, so I didn’t make one. Simple as that.
This is really the longest time I have thought about making a Twitter- the length of this article. And I know I am really contradicting myself in saying this, but a Twitter would probably do me more good than bad. I could hear from more people, have more people see my posts (don’t really care but hey it would be cool to get a favorite here or there), maybe reconnect with people I have lost contact with? I guess as I think about it, from the way I would use a Twitter there really wouldn’t be any negatives, only positives. I don’t care too much about what others think about me but I wouldn’t put an image out there to make myself look like a tool- so who cares about who follows me? And with Facebook, I never got too into it so I foresee the same thing happening if I would per say, hypothetically, possibly, maybe got a twitter.
Overall, I just went from one side of the Twitterstrum (Twitter spectrum) to the other over the course of this post. I guess thats the beauty of blogging, allows you to put all your thoughts out there and find out what you truly think about a topic. Anyway, still up in the air about making a Twitter but it no longer seems like something to be afraid of. Just don’t know if I want another distraction in my already busy days. If I do decide to make one, I will post my @ whatever thing and then maybe you guys could follow me? Your call!!!!!!!