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.

By Butterose

Smart assed step-mother of 3, grandmother of 3. Insane enough to have lived with Hubby for 24 years now. What can I say, I liked his kids? We share our lives with family and our cat.

9 thoughts on “Lately It’s Memorex”
  1. There are many things that I’m interested in that might generate a short post or two. You never know about me.

  2. And something also tells me that another reason would be that if more of us were posting here, the admin wouldn’t have to work so hard. ;D

  3. It’s nice that you don’t want to lose contact. All too often people just go and never look back. So, you invited us over here to keep us when you stop Tweeting huh? 🙂

  4. I still pop in too once in awhile…but not anywhere near as often as I used to. I just don’t want to lose touch with the friends I’ve made…or I wouldn’t bother going at all.

  5. I have my short list of fun friends there. They keep me checking in. The best thing Twitter did was those lists. I can filter out the rest of the noise and enjoy the tweets of those I really want to see.

  6. Couldn’t agree more …Twitter didn’t turn out to be what I expected, and it’s technical issues are just absurd.
    But I’m very glad I stayed ‘ active ‘ long enough to meet up with people like yourself.

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