Monday, March 23, 2009

Twittering your life away? Why?

Lately, I keep having acquaintances tell me that I'm behind the times because I more or less shut down my Facebook profile and won't even consider Twitter. Being behind the times doesn't bother me. As long as I can log on to my blog and wander around visiting y'all, I'm happy. Obviously, my life isn't really that interesting that I feel a burning need to share every minute detail on either of those venues. I kvetch enough here. Just my take. I'm not throwing stones. If those venues work for you, that's nice and I'm happy for you but I fail to see their usefulness for social networking. I like my 'net here in the blogosphere better. Here's a cartoon video on Twitter that I thought pretty damn funny. I hope y'all get a giggle from it. Then again, if you're addicted to Twitter, you might not be laughing.



Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 comments:

  1. I must admit that I'm enjoying Facebook, but I haven't joined twitter and I had to quit Plurk.
    Kay, if you get back on FB, friend me.

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  2. Feel very much like you do. It took me quite a few years to figure out the ropes with bloggers. For the first time in my life I met and formed friendships without ever seeing the person. Yet, at least I could read their thoughts and slowly friendships did form. But, twitter, facebook, they all seem like a lot of white noise. I've never been a tea party gal, so there is not much likelihood I'll start now.

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  3. I still don't understand Twitter and I haven't been able to really get into Facebook. I hardly ever check it anymore. On the other hand, I really do love blogging.

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  4. I haven't taken up Twittering either, nor have I followed up with being friended on Facebook, or Diggit, or some such name. I don't know how people find time for all of that, as posting to my blog seems ample computer time. I expect it's fun to do all those other Internet activities and I would enjoy the farflung connections that are possible, but it still comes down to limiting 'puter time.

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  5. I keep my facebook profile but I don't go there very often. Twitter holds no appeal for me

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  6. I stopped my Facebook account, too; and am content with my blog friends like you. I may give Facebook one more try, though.

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  7. Hilarious vid,Kay.

    Its good to remember that all this stuff was invented by geeks who by definition had no real friends.

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  8. I haven't gone to Facebook--yet. I have thought about it but I am not even tempted by Twitter. I am very selective about what technology or applications of technology I get into. Some aren't worth my time or the expense. If I have something to say I probably can't do it justice in, what?, 40 characters. If I want extreme pithiness I will pick up some haiku.

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  9. Judy: OK. No problem. You know I will. What the heck is Plurk?

    Lia: Blogging works for me, too. The old Fido and Rime bulletin boards are where I cut my online teeth. It was similar to blogging. I've been online forever. LOL

    Kay: Blogging is best for me, too. I liked what Lia said about Twitter being white noise. I might try Facebook again but I am not really interested in finding people I knew in high school. lol

    Jo: I'm with you. I have enough trouble keeping up with my blogs --I don't need constant updates on what everyone is doing. If it's worthy of note, y'all will blog about it or email me!

    Jams: Amen!

    Amy: Same here.

    GFB: LOL I think my online friends are real.

    Mary: I agree. My blog list these days keeps me busy enough.

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  10. Great video, Kay! The more I find out about Twitter, the more I don't think I'll try it.

    I've re-opened a Facebook account and I'm enjoying it better this time around. I think the key is setting the privacy controls high and not befriending every name that pops up as a possible friend!

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  11. Hey Kay, we're really in agreement on this one.

    There have already been some real "identity theft" issues going on (someone opened an account with Keith Olbermann's name on it and Twitter won't do anything about it even though he has asked them to take it down)

    I've had a MySpace page and a FaceBook page, but those are just not intuitive to the way my old brain thinks.

    Bloggin is better --- and I've made some great frineds out here --- it just works better for those of us that need more than 140 characters to say what we want to say --- wow, perhaps a more complex thought than all that ongoing self aggrandizing!!

    Blog on Kay!!

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  12. I just don't *get* twitter. Does that make me a twit? LOL

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  13. Ell: Twitter doesn't float my boat. I tripped across the video and thought it great, too. I might Facebook again. If I do, friend me, okay?

    Bev: Argh!!!! I feel sorry for anyone who steals my identity. They couldn't make a nickel with it. And yeah, blogging is my cuppa -- long may I rave!!!! lol

    RLL: Nooooooo I think that's the term for those who twitter. If I were a boss lady, I'd be all over people 'tweeting' at the office being the mean old witch that I am. Heck! I only left my cel on at work for if the boss called. He cracked up when he found out that I had "La Vida Loca" as the ring tone for him and my other co-workers.

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  14. I just started my blog a month ago. It was a BIG step for me, facebook and twitter doesn't sound like something that fits into my world. As it is my blog is the stories of my heart that I need to get out. :)

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  15. Stars: Welcome to the Blogosphere. I write a bit of everything. Do come back.

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  16. I think there's some sort of anti-Twitter revolution afoot. I was just on another blog that had the same topic, and before coming here, "Tweeted" one last time to my legion of followers (that is, 2) that I probably wouldn't be back.

    No point to it that I can see. Take heart, you are not alone.

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  17. Golleeeeeeeee, it sure is nice to learn there are so many others who feel the way I do about Facebook. To me it feels a lot like high school and being one of the popular ones, etc., and since I never cared all that much about high school either (I guess I've always been sort of a loner) I just don't get it, although I keep thinking I should give it another try...now maybe I won't after all. I really don't think I'm missing a thing. I MUCH prefer blogging! and making blogosphere friends.

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  18. Alice: I'm with ya, girlfriend!!!

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  19. I can't relate to twitter either. For one thing I am not doing things that interesting to write about and then do I want to know everything my friends or family do all day? Not really.

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  20. I am not sure what Plurk is. A fellow blogger invited me to join it, and I did, but it is a lot like twitter, I guess. People putting up one-liners very 4-5 minutes. I just couldn't do it.

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  21. I am on facebook because I found my family there. None of them will blog but for some reason they enjoy facebook, so I have both. I don't have a clue about Twitter and think I'll stay uninformed -- especially after your informative vidoe! LOL

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  22. Blogging makes a lot of sense to me and although I have visited Twitter etc. I have no real interest. I did however enjoy the cartoon immensely.

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