Do I really need twitter?
After a short experience with the renowned social network my conclusion is: no I don’t need Twitter at all. For me it is an absolute waste of time. Then why didn’t I delete my account? Well I have no conclusive answer in my defence. So not being able to find my own answer I asked the omnipotent Google “Why Do I Need Twitter”? The Mountain View California cyberspace oracle response was perhaps more conclusive, but in is own particular way.
In one of the entries I found ,,”Having joined Facebook years ago at the urging of my students, I am now wondering whether I need to take the “next step” and use Twitter. Personally, I sometimes wonder why I even care what I’m doing at the moment, much less whether the entire world cares. So, is Twitter just a “voluntary” Big Brother or does it have real value?”.. see here
Well Google surely has some specific answer to my personal question, but investigating 140 million entries to find an answer, if there is one, is a tedious affair.
Anyway I decided to ask Tweeter himself why should I need him . Interestingly enough many tweeters ask the same question and I suspect that Tweeter in an indirect way is asking himself “To Tweet or nor to Tweet?”. A few “answers” from the above query illustrate the new twittering Hamlet dilemma:
“I wonder why we need twitter when FB can do exactly the same thing, does it better and has more features. Oh well.”
“.. guess I need to use this more, but most of my “free” time is on facebook. why do people like twitter more?”
..”.. what the hell is this twitter thing for? why do we need to tell the world what we are doing? why do I have to know what others are doing?”