Flitter Flitter, What’s the Worth of Twitter? 27 - December - 2008Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW Just Rambled.
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I’m slowing my Twitter “Tweets” and following of Twitter based on a difficult to use Signal/Noise Ratio.
As I posted:
K9ZW – – Started my adjusting of who I am following. Can’t bear anymore platform & train schedule reports from places far away or.. …. football game commentaries from games I am not interested in following. Just becasue we CAN does not mean we SHOULD or MUST.. …. share the minutia of our lives. Tell me about your radios, tell me about unique ideas, thoughts, perceptions. But …… BUT spare me the repeat of the the headline news and the drivel one’s spouse would fall alseep if you tried sharing it with them. ///Rant – off//// Basically refocusing the immediate access portions of my day to family, and tightly filtered interests. 73
Basically the few unique bits of information passed are overwhelmed by endless droning Tweets about microcosms of banality trying to add value to the mundane. [Sorry I must have been specially crabby when I wrote this - a simple translation would be "The few new tidbits that could mean something are crowded out by piles of junk posts" - Steve]
While our mundane moments are a great part of what defines us and our lives, they really don’t share well.
One very active Twittering Ham has a goal of posting 10,000 Tweet posts during the year.
If everyone of those Tweets takes but a second or two out of my attention, that is asking me as a Twitter Follower to give up 5-6 hours of accumulated time.
It’s simply not going to happen.
It might be one thing if even one our of a 30 or 40 Tweets had an Original amateur radio content.
The biggest shortcoming of Twitter is the lack of filtering.
That combined with the system acting by design like a bunch of great big “party lines” means that very very little traffic is of interest.
I expect I will Tweet by Twitter at Dayton if I attend, but otherwise I intend to check Twitter perhaps a few times a week and post even less, unless in reply.