Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Twittery When Wet: My Pop Culture Experiment

Whatever you do, just make sure that you're careful when Twittering.  If you're not careful, this fairly new phenomenon can be quite addictive, to say the least.  In fact, I'm having a friend submit this post for me, as I'm now in Twitter rehab, which is also a new phenomenon. I'll post about that later so be sure to keep following.  See what I mean?  There I go again with the lingo!

Why I Joined Twitter In The First Place

Quite honesly, I joined because my mother asked me to check it out and see what all the hubbub was about.  Her friends Whoopi, Joy, Elisabeth, Sherri, and Barbara are always talking about it on "The View."

In all truth, I too was interested in learning what all this chirping and tweeting was all about, so I joined and my page looks rather beautiful if I do say so myself.  Check it out.

My Sweet Tweet Retreat Findings & Interesting Imposters:

So I've spent some time conducting my research on this pop culture experiment and have some humorous and interesting findings to report, as well as a bit of advice.  I had a lot of fun doing this.  Here's some of what I found:
  • You can use Twitter to discover lots of cool people, sites, blogs, and resources all over the Internet.
  • It's a nice tool that many people, companies, actors, recording artists, etc. use for promoting themselves, their sites, albums, television shows, events, etc.
  • It's an easy way to connect with people who share your interests.
The people with whom you connect and follow on Twitter are not...  I repeat...  are not your real friends!  These are people whose photographs are clicked and if you're lucky, they click your photo and follow you back. You don't really know those people.  They don't really know you.  In some cases, they are not really who they say they are.

Take Steve Harvey, comedian from "The Kings of Comedy," for example.  Nene Leakes, my all time favorite character from The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV show reports in a tweet regarding Steve Harvey, "Steve is not on twitter! It's a fake person. He told me personally he doesn't have the time."  I'm following this person!  Many others are too!

Who's Really Tweeting You?

I also found that many people don't actually read their tweets or respond to them personally or at all.  Some people have staff members doing this for them.  Others just chirp about promoting whatever they're promoting and pay no attention to the tweets of others.  Who really has the time to do it all anyway?

Here's proof.  Take a look at my Twitter updates below.  I'm following both President Barrack Obama and The White House.  Here's my message to him:

"Dear Mr. Pres. Will you please come over for dinner?"

Now here's the president's tweet back to me:

You can listen to the message here, or read it below:

CRICKETS!  As you can plainly see, there's nothing!  I got no response, probably because HE DOESN'T KNOW ME!  And to think...  my entire family waited up all night long!  The food was delectable, nonetheless.  No regrets!

Overall, I have found Twitter to be fun.  I've discovered some interesting Blogs, people, and imposters on the web.  As soon as I get a handle on this addiction and get out of Twitter rehab, I'll post about my funny findings.  Oh, there are many!

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