Lately I’m not spending much time in Twitter. Far too much name calling, politics, inspirational quotes, blips, and links to tech news that everyone and their brother MUST RT.
For me, Twitter used to be a big cocktail party where I could find something I’m interested in and then have a conversation with that person or others who are interested in that topic. Now it seems to be all about gaining influence through RTing the “right” tweets posted through various prescheduling applications. You don’t even have to be there for that. So, how do you engage with your followers this way? Obviously, you don’t.
This leaves a rather engaging person, like myself, with no one to engage with. It never was about being popular for me, I’m popular and have influence with the people in my life that matter the most. I’m even popular with my cat. At least when I use the can opener I am.
I’m just there to have fun. Politics, tech news and inspirational quotes posted by 100 people and RT’d by 100 more people aren’t fun. They’re boring, and obviously desperate ploys on the part of some to get attention.