Twitter has been making me feel kind of dumb lately. I realize there are plenty of technologies out there I don’t understand (Watson, for example), and that’s fine with me. But I blog, I Google, I have a Kindle and a smartphone and I’m a long-time (though somewhat indifferent) user of Facebook.
But bloggers — and the rest of the world — seem to use Twitter an awful lot and I can’t help but feel I’m missing something. I know basically how it works, I get how it’s different from Facebook, but still I don’t have much idea how one actually uses it, beyond finding out which food carts will be in my area for lunch today.
So I figure the best way for me to stop feeling intimidated by this “world” I’m not a part of is to get on and start using it. I created an account under “curlygeek04” and already I feel better. I’ll even admit that in the 24 hours I’ve had an account, it’s become a little addictive.
But I would love to hear from the bloggers out there — how are you using Twitter? How does it support your blog? Do you have the same followers on both or is it easier to bring in followers on Twitter? What authors are you following on Twitter, and do you follow other book blogs? At the moment I’m following Margaret Atwood, Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day, but then I just started this yesterday.
I think I’m gonna lurk for a while, just to see what people “tweet” about. Do you tweet? If you’re out there in Twitter-land , look me up at curlygeek04.