Sunday, September 26, 2010

Facebook? Twitter?

People occasionally e-mail me that they are following me on Twitter. I am flattered, but I don't know why. Yes, I have a Twitter account, also a Facebook page. Also a Myspace page. I suggest you avoid all of them. They are extremely boring.

I am a boring person, with a life that would be extremely boring to others, although I find it interesting enough. Once in a while, I paint a picture or take a photograph. I usually post these on my blog.

Often, I read a book I enjoy. When I do, I usually finish it up and give it to someone else who I believe would like it. Occasionally I will mention a book I have read. Writing reviews requires some effort, which I am not willing to expend on reviewing a forgettable book. if I review a book, it is because I find it valuable, charming, or interesting. Most of them I read and forget.

If you are interested in what I have to say, follow me on blogger or my atom feed (whatever that is) or Google reader.

Did I mention that I enjoy getting comments?


Paul Mitchell said...

Why in the world would you want comments?

I love reading your stuff. And I would love your Twitter and Facebook, too. MySpace? Not so much.

Carpe Jugulum said...

Hi Miriam

I don't do twitter, facebook or myspace....i just don't see the point.

The kids, they do facebook, but i just see it as more online dross that takes up too much time.

Que Sera....

RadioMattM said...

But we want up-to-the-minute updates when you tug on your left ear lobe. Nosey, er, inquiring people want to know!

Anonymous said...

Here's a comment for you:
I find Twitter foolish (to read) intrusive (from readers). Its only acceptable use is for giving friends and relatives quick dispassionate updates of one's activities or location; when it is used for something else, like blogging, its tone - by necessity of 140 characters limit - becomes too categorical.
I know only of one case where the "twits" ("tweets"?) become a bit more than a foot-stumping statements - they became aphorisms; but one gets quickly tired reading collections of aphorisms, isn't it?

So that's that with Twitter (you guessed it - I'm not part of it, am not "following" people there and have no desire to).

Similar reasons for not having an account on Facebook (with added insecurity and arbitrary rules), or MySpace, or "Одноклассники" (that's a Russian networking site for former classmates in school or college).

In fact, I find this recent fascination with more and more social interaction very annoying.
No, I don't want people to "follow" me nor I am that much interested in them. Does nobody appreciates privacy anymore?!

miriam sawyer said...

Tat: Very good points, indeed.

CGHill said...

I do fairly well in 140 characters or less, which gives me an opportunity to do the one-liners on Twitter and the allegedly more serious stuff on the blog.

I do have a Facebook account, but it's used mostly for keeping up with actual friends.