Thursday, April 02, 2009

tell me tommy boy; what is it good for?

as an amateur ornithologist, my ears perked up when i heard about the newest cyber space rage - tweeting. or is it twitting? or twittering? anyway - as a technological neanderthal, i’m doing well to figure out how to post a blog every now and then, much less tweet every two seconds. how does one keep up with tweeting and why? i mean, when i don’t blog for weeks at a time, it occurs to me to go to confession. which is strange. but if stephen king can crank out books a year, shouldn’t i be able to crank out blogs a month? so along comes the twitter. which i still have not gotten a straight answer about from my students. which alerts me to the fact that tweeting or twittering or whatever is either a) so new they don’t even know what it’s good for, or b) it’s not really good for anything. anyone besides the cartoon network got any insight for those of us being left behind?

2 comments:

Rae Ann said...

Ah, I just succumbed to the twittering. I guess it's really better for folks who are attached to their mobile devices. From what I've gathered it's like micro-blogging. I've been an inconsistent blogger lately - just so busy living the "economy" life. But to confess, I also have been hanging out at facebook when I've had time online. It's somewhere between blogging and twittering, maybe the Goldilocks of e-communication. If you're get onto facebook, look me up!

e. l. wood said...

so - what is the upside of face-book? the 18-20 yr-olds have not convinced me yet. . .