Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Why Twitter?

What is so special about Twitter? When the service first came out, I completely ignored it and then I started hearing about it everywhere! So I decided to go back and check it out, but I still just didn't get it and had no idea why so many people were hooked on it.... especially celebrities!

I was already a member of Facebook and MySpace which already had that status feature plus a whole lot more. They couldn't understand why people chose a service that only had one thing instead of the services that offered plenty.
Then I started thinking about it and realized that the biggest reason I didn't always go onto Facebook or MySpace was because I always felt obligated to keep it updated and write blogs or edit pages...etc... it seemed like a chore almost and that's when it clicked! Twitter it is like a modern way of communication without having to put too much effort into it or something like that. Since it's only asking you for a status message (a short one at that!) It's easy to just get in, make a quick update, and get out!
It's like communication for busy people! LOL!

So anyway, I've been on Twitter for a few weeks now and I'm actually really starting to like it. I've had a few good conversations and just basically had fun without any real hassles. I guess you could say I understand it now. What I really like is that a lot of celebrities that are on Twitter, actually take the time to post themselves and interact with their fan base instead of getting some robotic assistant to reply for them. I guess it makes it easier for them too. I am still technically new to the whole Twitter game, but time will tell.

Okay so now I've been looking at Twitter apps so I can do everything from my iPhone. It's strange because there is like one Facebook app and like a million Twitter Apps on ITunes so How Can You Choose? It's Crazy!
So far I've tried a few and I seem to keep coming back to "Twitterrific Premium" and I'm not completely sure why but it definitely seems like I can do pretty much everything on this one including delete some tweets which is pretty important because I accidentally send tweets all the time and with a few other apps, I've had to close out and go on another app to delete. This definitely becomes a hassle. I want all my features in one spot. Although Tweetie is pretty cool too. My favorite feature on that app is when you check out somebody's profile, they give you the option to read all the posts that users write to that person. For instance you look at a profile, and one of the options says "search @screenname" which brings up a screen with all the people that have been posting to the person and normally well on other apps, you have to type that in manually. Screen name obviously wouldn't say screen name,,, it would say the actual persons name of whoever's profile you are looking at. For those who aren't familiar with what I'm talking about, when you go to view someone's Twitter page, it only shows what that person is typing. So if you're reading it, you just see somebody answering a whole bunch of questions but you never see the questions,,,, unless of course you type it in manually and search but that's a pain in the butt.
I'm probably really confusing right now LOL! Hopefully somebody will understand what I'm saying.
Okay well I guess that's all I have to say for now.
Until next time.......

In the meantime check out.....
29 Twitter Apps for the iPhone Compared


Bo said...

I've tried all the twitter apps. So confusing but I have finally landed on Tweetie. Very clean app. missing a few bells and whistles but with the updates they are almost there. I do like some of the options that Twitterific Pro has I will admit.I just had to find one that worked for me and then I deleted the rest for now.
Good read kiddo. I like your blog.

Techie Luv said...

Thank you! It's funny that's actually what I have been using also. I've tried a bunch of them and keep going back to Tweetie go figure.