Everywhere I turn these days someone is writing a blog post about Twitter. I look at my LinkedIn groups and it’s Twitter this and Twitter that. There are articles all over the web on how to rapidly increase the number of followers you have, rules on proper Tweet ettiquette, how to get a job by using Twitter, etc..
If you’re about to read one of these articles about Twitter, step back from you computer and consider if it’s really for you. Answer these simple questions:
- Do I really want to communicate with other people? Twitter is all about communication with others. Do you really want to waste valuable time you could be spending playing World of Warcraft?
- Do you really have anything you want to share with others? If you’re spending time reading this blog post you probably need help identifying real information vs. foolish chatter anyway. You may have nothing to share.
- Do you really want to read the thoughts of industry leaders, entertainers, politicians? Most likely you’re better off ignoring everyone, ignorance is bliss as they say.
While you’re pondering those deeply insightful questions, check out this bit of propoganda I recently read on why you want to be on Twitter. I don’t buy it, but someone has to.
p.s. Many people seem to be missing that I am actually a Twitter Fanatic. However, if you want to reach me on Twitter you can find me at @JohnFMoore