I caved. I knew I would, once I read Jennifer Laycock’s series, From Twits to Tweeple, Why I Embraced Twitter and You Should Too. Anything that sidetracks me from work is a threat in my book. However, Twitter isn’t so bad.
The final push for me was that I miss my friends. Travel for me this year is all up in the air. There’s a lot going on at home with my college bound daughter and highly involved sports and musician oriented son. Not to mention a heavy workload. With Twitter, you can control the conversation and how it gets to you. You don’t even have to participate. You can be surrounded by your friends and just listen (read) the conversations.
Within the first few minutes of joining Twitter, I reconnected with an old friend, John Rhodes. As I began to see who among my friends is already setup with Twitter and I watched for awhile, it occurred to me that Twitter is like walking into the local bar.
Kinda like the TV show “Cheers”, where the regulars were like family. I keep waiting for someone to yell out, “Norm!”
I balked at Facebook, and ended up liking it. I balked at Twitter and so far, it’s been nothing but fun. I’ve picked up some leads to articles and other things related to work that I may have missed if not for Twitter.
The Grumpy Stubborn Kim act isn’t very convincing, is it.
Twitter folks can find me here.