Wednesday, July 8, 2009

#omgwhatishappening @RT on Twitter

OK guys. I just can't get with it.

I am on Twitter and I occasionally check it on my Blackberry, but people update their status like 5 million times a day! I can't keep up with Facebook, let alone Twitter!

For example, what does the "#" mean? I see people saying "Oh thanks for the #helpmeplsontwitter rt@ blahbleeblah!"

What is this?! What in the world could this ever mean in this foreign Twitter speak?

I follow a few adequateness. People that I used to know or am getting to know. I follow celebrities too, but I'm not really sure why. Am I somehow going to become real life friends with them because of Twitter? NONE of my friends are on Twitter. Zero.

I mentioned to Liz from It's Great to be Home my MOTHER is on Twitter. What is this?! Even my Mother can be down with Twitter, but me, who was playing "Doom" on a modem in 1995, can't work Twitter.

I'm a little angry at myself for not being with the times with Twitter but frankly, sometimes I just can't understand what is going on. They need to make a New User Guide for Twitter.

How many of you use Twitter and if you are can you teach me the Twitter?


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Catherine Hansen Peart said...

As your first comment I am absolutely no help. I have no clue about Twitter! I am too overrun with Facebook, Google reader, email, sms's, etc. I just couldn't face another techy thing. Having said that, I will probably finally 'get' it just when it is being superseded by something else... I will be interested to see what everyone else says though!

Liz said...

You are hilarious!! Even though I've joined the ranks of the Twits, I have no idea what's going on - RT? #? @coolkid? No idea.

~ Liz

so alaurable said...

Thank you! I have no idea either. I can't keep up with facebook and am actually annoyed by it. Do I really need to know what someone's doing every minute of the day? Why can't we have a real conversation instead? I'm tempted to join Twitter though to follow celebs and some of my favorite blogs...somehow I feel that the tweets would be more interesting from someone famous than status updates are. I'm just feeling overwhelmed by all of the social media right now...yet I'm catching up on my google reader from my new iPhone in bed, haha.

Desiree said...

I've heard that Twitter is the Facebook status update on meth -- and I totally agree. I set up a Twitter account but after one 'bored at work, can't wait to go home' tweet, I abandoned it.

I don't get it and don't feel like you're missing out. Blogs are so much cooler! :-)

Lavender Lily said...

I'm on Twitter and I'm starting to like it more. I know some people link their Twitter and Facebook accounts so they only have to post to one place, but both get updated. Google comes in really handy for the Twitter slang - for instance, RT means "ReTweet", so it's like forwarding a twitter message like you would forward an email...

Google is also very handy for all the crazy Internet acronyms like ROFL, LMAO, IMHO, etc. :)

Kristina with a K said...

BTW, I think a porn star started following me today. Greeeat

Averill said...

I TOTALLY know what you're talking about. It's just way too much to keep up with! I haven't even signed up for Twitter yet so I'm definitely the wrong girl to ask....