Interesting how 40% of tweeters only read. Understandable really. I think most Tweeters started as lurkers, I certainly did. My main drive when I tweet is sharing. I’m interested in what people share, and I want to give back.
I also read some of the comments with the above article. I can see what this guy is saying:
Steven HallI finally got a twitter account, but almost never post. Why? Because there is very little that I have to say that I want to compress into 140 characters of language assassination.
Also, mentally trying to decipher what someone is saying, embedded with half a dozen hash tags and @ tags does not make for what I would call a positive reading environment.
Lastly, I only use it on a desktop or laptop machine, never on my smart-phone..why? I have enough interruptions popping up on it, and I have yet to read a single tweet that I found to be worth the time spent reading it.
I love technology and I love communication. I just don’t see twitter as a very good form of communicating, when limited to 140 characters. The *language* is what I love to read..and Twitter destroys its beauty.
Just my 2 cents.
But I don’t totally agree with his point. Twitter is definitely not meant for long, beautiful stories. That is what blogs are for. I like the immediacy of Twitter, the way you can pick and choose what you are interested in.