To Tweet or not to Tweet . . .

Tweet Tweet!To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question. Some of you may be wondering just what a tweet is. A tweet is a post using Twitter.

So now some of you may wondering, What’s Twitter? Wikipedia defines Twitter as “a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. ”

Lots of people are sending tweets. Some believe it is a useful way to promote yourself (see this discussion at Bubblecow) and others do not (see West Pier Words).

I’m undecided, although I’m leaning toward the not. Like Dot at West Pier Words, I’ve gone through the Shelfari, Gather, etc. thing only to find they take up too much time. I do have Myspace and Facebook pages. I’ve found them to be good for letting people know about the books and also, connecting with friends from all over. Same goes for this website and blog. It’s nice to hear from you and it does truly make a difference to me!

As for adding yet another thing to my life – my already crowded and busy life – I think I’ll forego the tweets for right now.

How about you? Do you Twitter? Do you find it for keeping up with friends? For those of you who are published authors, do you like it?

Also, a big thanks to my fellow author Chris Redding for the links to the Twitter discussion. You rock, Chris. You also tweet! LOL!

0 thoughts on “To Tweet or not to Tweet . . .”

  1. Well, I’m all a twitter but it’s because of that photo from yesterday.

    HATCHAMAMA! I don’t even know what that means but I think I need a cool beverage.

    I don’t tweet. I have enough trouble keeping up with the technology things that pay the bills, let alone things that will keep me from doing the things that I should be doing, so I can continue to pay the bills. Clearly I don’t have time for punctuation let alone figuring out a new way to drain the battery on my cell phone.
    😛

    Gretchen

  2. I like to tweet but of all the things I belong to this is the one that I’ve truly kept it to a minimum of who it is I follow. I like the personal touch/contact of the tweets. But that ‘feeling’ only works if there aren’t hundreds of people like on facebook, to whom I don’t really personally know. I guess in essence I don’t use it as a marketing tool at all. Figure everything else I do online is that way so one that isn’t geared towards that is just fine. And now I keep in contact with people I would normally only talk to maybe once in a couple of months. Its been fun from that standpoint.

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