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So Tell Me: How Do You Use Twitter?
But the problem I have with Twitter is that I approach it too much like blog reading. I like to follow certain people closely so I can read most, if not all, of their tweets. This has kept me from following as many people as I would like. But that list is growing as more people become active on Twitter, and I'm beginning to lose track of tweets anyway. I hate feeling like I have to be selective! Until recently, lists seemed inconvenient to me. I have everyone divided up into groups like "writers," "agents," "publishers," etc. and I don't like clicking around from list to list.
Well, I've given it some thought and here are my options (the two I'm aware of):
1) I could make a list of "favorites," as I've seen others do, and lump all my favorite tweeters together. Since I use Tweetdeck (love!), I could keep my "Favorites" column up next to my "All Friends" stream and follow both.
2) I could subscribe to their RSS Twitter feeds and have tweets come into my reader with all the blogs I read. Definitely more discreet, but not at all convenient in terms of "real time" following.
What do you guys do? I see people following thousands and it just boggles my mind. I'd miss tons and tons of great tweets! Do they track certain people somehow (lists, a reader)? Or is it that they simply have a different approach to Twitter? I saw someone explain Twitter one time like a big party you're stepping in to. You only know what's going on while you're there and interact accordingly, but I still haven't been able to shake the desire to know what certain people are tweeting all the time. Does that increase my stalkerishness? Heh... maybe.
So Tell Me: Do you use Twitter? Do you like it? Why or why not? If you do, how are you using it?
P.S. The picture will take you to my Twitter page, and if you'd like to leave a link to yours in the comments, please do!)
Posted by Casey Something on Wednesday, April 14, 2010