Feb 5, 2013

To Tweet or Not To Tweet

Okay, my first thought this Tuesday is not just a thought but a gripe! I just don't get it. Why do former child stars find it necessary to pose half-naked for the world to prove they are not children anymore? Do they think we're such a stupid society that we can't tell a grown up from a child in other ways than seeing their private body parts?

Did you see that photo of Miley Cyrus on the cover of Cosmo - which is already well-known for very racy articles and pictures, catering to women who want to become more sexually attractive?  We see enough of her going out with her fiance/married-in-their-hearts-husband, Liam Hemsworth.  We see enough of her dressed up as a woman at movie openings, awards shows, and other very public events.  Does she still need to prove she's grown up by posing for pictures like that?

Seriously...what are they thinking?

My second thought...I've been trying out Twitter just because it's there. See, I even have a Follow Me on Twitter link on the right!  I've had a maximum of 20 followers and then it dropped down to 17, not that it  matters to me.  I'm not aiming to get as many followers as all these famous celebrity tweeters.

I've mainly just been experimenting with it to see what it's like, share  some health-related articles I come across, and promote health-related topics from the nutritional company that I work for part-time.

After using it for the past couple months, I must say - I still don't get!  Really.  I understand how to tweet, how to get others to see your tweets, and how to follow others.  With just the 44 Tweeters I follow, I already feel the information (the tweets) just come in so randomly that there's no real organization.  Unless someone follows a particular tweeter or tweet topic very closely (to the point of feeling like a stalker), I don't see how these tweeters even have all these publicized conversations with each other.

I guess my brain is still wired for receiving information in a more organized in a magazine or in a newspaper.  I can handle news feeds with topics organized by categories and followed by some short intro to the news.  I can then decide if I want to click on the rest of the article to read more, or just skim through the other feeds until something interests me.

Maybe Twitter is useful if you like to tweet - make noise like a bird and get attention.  But I don't think it's really useful if you're looking for news feeds.  Can someone convince me otherwise?   It's so much easier (in my opinion) to just follow a website's RSS or Atom feeds instead of tweets.  I've got my Google Reader and my Yahoo Reader feeds which I use for following blogs and other websites.  And they work on portable devices as well as on a desktop computer.

I'll need a lot more convincing before I decide to become a more serious or more frequent Twitter user.  For now, I'll stick to my old ways of getting news. By the way, don't forget to click the blinking button below to let BlogDumps know you read my post...and then check out the other blog posts this week! 

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