November 13, 2008

The Reason I Tweet.

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I don’t use Twitter so I can obsess over the number of followers I have… or don’t have.

I don’t use Twitter so I can obsess over my grade.

I don’t use Twitter so I can obsess over my Twitterank.

I don’t use Twitter so I can obsess over my Twinfluence.

I don’t use Twitter so I can freak out over my latest Qwitter.

I don’t use Twitter because I want to be part of the Twitter Elite.

In a nutshell, I don’t invest a lot of my time obsessing over my TwitterStats.

So, why do I use Twitter?

I use Twitter because I can quickly broadcast the URL to my latest blog post, the URL to an interesting article (usually about autism), or the URL to a great site I want folks to check out.

With a 140-character limit, I can’t afford to be long-winded which is why Twitter works for me.

One of the things I don’t understand about my fellow Twitters is how touchy some of them are.  If you don’t follow them back, you receive a Qwitter notice telling you they’ve dropped you like a hot potato.

Note to Qwitters: You should have checked out my profile to see if my Tweets were of any interest to you before you followed me.  That’s all I’m sayin’.

I don’t freak out over the Qwitters because I only follow people with similar interests (autism activists/advocates, eco-conscious folk, etc.) or folks whose Tweets I find interesting.

And I’m not about to follow someone who’s only following me to up their numbers.  These Twits are easy to spot (so please do not get offended if I choose not to follow you.  It’s nothing personal).

Twitter is addictive to say the least, and there really needs to be a 12-step program for it.

I’m so addicted that I am lost in Twitterverse!

{insert eerie space music here.}

Looks like it’s time for me to find my InnerTwitter.

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