It’s funny, this internet thing. A lot of people use it. Like a LOT a lot. We all use it in different way. Some like to talk about specific topics, others like to advertise their lunch. Neither is necessarily correct, but there certainly are preferred methods. I personally lean more toward the former.
I talk tech. I talk it a lot. MOSTLY mobile tech, but that’s because it’s my job (or one of them at least). So if you’re into smartphones and tablets, you’ll get some juicy content from me. It’s very compartmentalized. I will rarely branch out.
But… I also have friends among the tech community, and there are a variety of other interests out there. So I may occasionally go off-book here and there. Just ride it out - it never lasts.
For the most part, you can expect to see the following from me:
3. Other geekology - Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Gadgets, GPSr’s
4. Generally cool or funny things that I come across - this doesn’t happen often.
I also work in tech support. So occasional twitter rants about that are known to happen from time to time.
You can expect my tweets to be rather knee-jerk, sardonic, and generally amusing. I won’t go so far as to say “clever” but I do have my moments.
Will I follow you? Well, the odds are not in your favor. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing personal. But I will generally only follow those who fall into a very specific range of criteria
1. First of all, if you are or were a webOS fan, you’ve got points in your favor.
2. If you tweet mostly about technology.
3. You do not tweet about kids, religion, politics, food, or the like. Frequent check-ins, unless you have a funny or witty comment about your location will also not score well.
If I don’t follow you, please don’t take it personally. If I follow you, then stop following you, don’t feel bad - you’d be joining a long list which includes my brother.
Twitter is public, Facebook is private. Facebook is for family and friends. Remember the compartmentalization I mentioned? There ya go.
If you tweet me, or mention me, and I don’t reply. It’s just because I had nothing to add to the conversation. If you do mention, you will be noticed.
If you ask me to retweet something, I won’t. Retweets stand on their own. If it should be retweeted, it will be.
I will rarely swear on twitter, but it will occasionally slip out. It’s ok. it won’t hurt you.
So, that about covers it. It’s my approach, my philosophy on the use of twitter. If that’s not how you roll, awesome. Good on ya. If you don’t care, then why the hell are you still reading this?
Ahh…didn’t see that coming…did ya?