I am lame.
No news there I'm sure.
But I feel like I got suckered.
I might have even just joined a 140 character cult with secret codes and formulas to learn.
Cuz I started a twitter account 2 days ago.
I still can't believe I did it and am so tempted to just twitter only when I go to the bathroom.
Some people tell you over twitter in 140 characters or less, almost everything. I mean it's 140 letters and spaces of randomness that seems to be a waste of time for me to track. So I'm thinking, "who has time for this?.... least of all me!" I mean do I really need to know that someone is:
- going home
- eating lunch
- mowing their lawn
- just ate a burger and burped
- smoking crack. Etc...
SO WHY AM I DOING THIS?
#1. FRIENDS: I was at a youth pastors gathering for the PDYM community this week and was reminded again that I have several friends I have who only use twitter, so if I want to track their world over the web, I have to have an account. I can't do so over the blogosphere because my bloglines keeps dropping twitter feeds. Bummer.
#2. YOUTH MINISTRY: Some also swear by it for sending texts to their students as "general anouncements". I'm wondering if that's worth it so I'm gonna check into if this is something our students would enjoy. If so, I already know who I'm gonna tap to do it. This one student in our ministry is a twitter maniac. Like, he should be sponsored by twitter.
#3. STATUS UPDATES: I was already was increasing the updating my "status" on facebook and twitter is basically one method for a facebook status update tool. So, so far I'm reading 17 twitter feeds all that get sent to my iphone. Which is where I'm reading facebook updates too these days and the only place I actually twitter from.
I'm gonna have to figure out when and where I'm gonna do this. Maybe I'll only twitter one line funny stuff. Maybe. I thought this was a good caution... I'm gonna try and keep in mind as I try this out.
Here's my cautions to myself:
- use it sparingly
- read it leisurely
- hold onto it loosly