Are you one?
I LOVE technology and the world wide web and all that it has brought to my incredibly mundane life. But I don't get Twitter. I mean, I get Twitter. I know about it. I understand it. It doesn't seem incredibly difficult to learn. But I don't *get* it.
Does anybody really care what I'm doing every 3 or 4 hours? Or 30 minutes? Really? I would be pretty presumptuous to think ANYBODY would care about my tweets. Or twitters. Or twitterings. And how many different ways are there to say that? For the people I know that might actually care what I may be up to at any given moment of the day, they can just look over and see me. Yeah. My fan base is *that* big.
The hard part about not joining is that I feel like I'm missing out on something. Yes, I'm that nosey. I need to know what's going on in my friends' lives even though I don't think they would give 2 cents to know what is going on in my life.
Here is what I envision my tweets would look like (assuming the Twitter identity of cheripryor...how original):
cheripryor: Just waking up to the alarm. I don't even have to work today. I forgot to turn it off. 8 hours ago
cheripryor: Munching down on some toast and drinking my coffee. 7 hours ago
cheripryor: Picking up dog poop so hubby can mow the lawn. 6 hours 30 minutes ago
cheripryor: Not feeling so fresh. Off to shower! 6 hours ago
cheripryor: Lunch was fab! Leftover pizza. 4 hours ago
cheripryor: on my way to get some ice cream. yum! 3 hours 30 minutes ago
cheripryor: stupid jerk just cut me off going in the door to Baskin Robbins! 3 hours 25 minutes ago
cheripryor: omg! That jerk smells like HE needs a shower. Pee-eeewww! 3 hours 22 minutes ago
cheripryor: Pralines and Cream or Birthday Cake? 3 hours 20 minutes ago
cheripryor: I ended up getting 2 scoops of each made in to a large sundae! 3 hours 15 minutes ago
cheripryor: Ugh! Stomach is feeling so horrible! What did I eat? 3 hours ago
cheripryor: Just finished up in the bathroom. What a wreck. No more dairy! 2 hours 50 minutes ago
cheripryor: Had a nap....watching some law and order now. 55 minutes ago
cheripryor: just twittering away and keeping tabs on all my peeps. 35 minutes ago
cheripryor: Just updated my blog! 3 minutes ago
And that, my friends, is exactly how exciting my normal day is. Wow. I know, right? You can't WAIT for me to join so you can follow my every. single. move(ment).
I certainly do not begrudge any one of tweeting. Or twittering. Or becoming a twit. To each his own. I will say this: I said the same thing about Facebook. I wasn't going to join. I resisted joining for a long time....until all my chat board peeps went there and I couldn't find them anywhere else. Then I was hooked.
I also said the same thing about blogging.
And, well, you know that story.
And if I join Twitter it will no doubt lead to more time spent Flocking with my widgets so I can keep up with all my peeps on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Twitter, Flickr, and Digg. And if you understand all of that, you spend entirely too much time on the computer. With me.
So let's just text each other, okay?