I'm now an official tweeter...or twitterer. Anyway...I gave in to my curiosity about this latest craze a few days ago. I figured, I'm blogging, I'm on Facebook, why not Tweet...er...Twitter?
I have to say, I don't understand why everyone is all "a-twitter" about Twitter. I don't get it. I admit, I haven't had time for the tutorial, or whatever, but my first impression was really disappointing.
Joining Facebook was like stepping into a party - getting to 'see' all my friends, reconnect with old ones, get to know my new ones a little better. It's like life in a small town, where you're always bumping into someone you know while you're in line at the post office or the drugstore and spending a few minutes chatting while you wait your turn. There's always something going on in Facebook.
Joining Twitter, on the other hand, was like stepping into a waiting room where everyone looks up, smiles politely, then gets back to reading a magazine. It's quiet. It's elevator music playing softly in the background, whereas Facebook is an outdoor concert, and everyone is talking, laughing, and dancing.
But that's just my opinion, based on a first impression. I guess there are plenty of people who love it, who are ADDICTED to it, just as many people (not me, of course) are apparently addicted to Facebook. Maybe if I took the tutorial, spent some time exploring...maybe then I'd 'get' it. But, alas, I just don't have time to learn something new right now.
For one thing, I'm busy vacationing in New Zealand. Well, it's just a virtual vacation, based on Facebook messages from my friend Rae who is there with her husband for the next couple of weeks. She's sharing the experience with all of us (as much as one can through Facebook messages), with descriptions and photographs - we've been with her in the airport VIP lounge, on the plane ride, and we've seen the view from their hotel (gorgeous!) Today she reported they are taking a fast boat ride and then bungy jumping from Kawarau Bridge. (A virtual bungy jump is the closest I'll EVER come, that's for sure.) I can't wait to see what "we" do tomorrow!
Actually, tomorrow I'll be helping a friend celebrate his 50th birthday, and it promises to be one heckuva celebration. I can't honestly say I'm glad I'm not REALLYin New Zealand right now, but I can say I'm glad I'll be celebrating another friend's birthday.