A number of months ago I decided that I’d try out Twitter and see what I thought. I was immediately hooked. Suddenly, I was able to be connected to the thoughts of friends, acquaintances and others who I had been following for awhile, without having to wait for them to post a new blog entry. This was great, I joined some conversations and really gave twittering my all. While this experiment worked relatively well, I have two problems with Twitter.
- How can I keep up? I don’t really think I can. I’ve tried to be a part of the conversation… maybe I just don’t have as much to say as I think I should. But I just feel inundated with Tweets. I guess I feel as though it’s one more thing that is calling for my attention. Email is overwhelming… I’m not sure what the word might be for Twitter. There’s just so much great information out there that it could literally be the only thing I do.
- It’s blocked in my district. I haven’t really questioned this to this point, but my school laptop is my main computer and with Twitter being blocked there, it makes it hard to really jump in and actually give Twittering a chance. I can log in via my phone, which is fine… and I can check my feed via my Google Reader account, also fine. I guess it’s just problematic.
- I said two, but meant three. Finally, Twitter Spam sucks.
I want to be a Twitter-er, I just haven’t gotten there yet. I guess it’s time to try out a few clients and see if they can’t get around the blocks implemented by the district. Until then, I’ll just peruse my aggregator and keep up with thoughts from the fringe.