A couple of conversations last week while on leave and since Ive got back, have reminded me that Ive really got rather behind with the blogging and also that Im now using Twitter more and more (not that I needed to be told either!)
Twitter & Blogging
When I first came across Twitter, I really couldnt see the point. I liked blogging; I liked the fact I could witter (as opposed to twitter!) as much as I liked. It was really the best part of a year between signing up to Twitter before I started to appreciate it; and now Im blogging less. Not really sure why, as I still prefer the longer posts; Im still making a lot of draft posts but Twitter, well, its more immediate I guess. They do have different uses though.
Twitter & Facebook
I never really liked Facebook I wasnt so keen on using it for personal stuff but started using it for work mainly because others were. Mostly the contacts on it are work related; though I do have a few others such as school friends (when weve discussed the fact that the PE teacher is *still* there!). The fact that more of my work contacts are now Tweeting has made it fairly easy for me to move away from much active use. That said, in the past two days two people have commented that theyve had to use it for various purposes because thats the choice that was made. Thats one thing that I do find annoying with facebook if a group decides to use it, you have to. With, say, Twitter, the fact it generates an RSS feed, you dont have to have an account to see whats happening.
Who to friend-follow?
Again, interesting differences between Facebook amp; Twitter. Should I accept all friend requests in Facebook? Ans: Not always, especially if I dont know them well though I have a feeling that people are more likely to be offended if I dont friend them in Facebook.
Twitter should I follow all those that follow me? Ans: No! Even if I ignore all those who seem to be spammers (i.e. following many, followed by few & few updates) I still tend to be somewhat selective. There are, however, a few quirks; for example, what do I do about someone whos following me, and one other and only has a few updates. (And its someone Ive never heard of). Because shes interesting in blogging for learning (a/c her bio); do I follow her? Ans. In this case yes. No idea *why* I was selected, but it seems more of an active selection than using a list or whatever those spammers do. However, I intrinsically feel that Tweeters are far less likely to be offended if I dont follow them in the way that Facebookers could be. (That said, the Twitters can still know what Im doing I just dont know what theyre up to)…