I am not old (at least not to most people) and I like to think that I am fairly up-to-date with technology, even if not completely immersed in it. (Hey, look at me, I'm blogging!) I have a Facebook account, I text, I’m even the go-to gal in the office for techy issues. Let's just say I consider myself tech-literate. But for the life of me I don't get Twitter. I'll be honest, I haven't really given it a fair chance. I've looked at the site all of...two times, but I just can’t catch on. I thought maybe I needed to find someone to follow (see, I even know the lingo!) so today I happened to come across a blog post of someone who is newly addicted to it. She made it sound like the easiest, bestiest best best thing to do (pretty much, all the cool kids are doing it). She made it sound enticing (in a way that only the newly addicted can) and I thought I should give it another shot. I clicked on her Twitter link hoping for the best.
Yeah, not so much. All those @ and # and random names and I had obviously stumbled into the middle of a tweet (look at me getting all sophisticated with the lingo) because nothing made sense. It’s high school all over. The cool kids are having an inside conversation and I’m just eavesdropping (I always thought that was spelled “easedropping” but spell checked yelled at me. See! I can learn stuff!).
I’m sure if someone sat down with me and held my hand and explained everything I would get it with no problem. But you know what? I think I’m getting to the age where I can say “screw it!” and be totally ok with not knowing how to tweet! I think as a parent I’m able to pull out the “In my day” thing and get away with it. In MY day, tweet was something a bird did!
Here’s the problem though. I think Twitter would be good for me. I’m better with the one liners and comebacks, etc. I got an A- in Banter and limiting myself to 140 characters would definitely be a good thing (you know you just glanced up to see how much I’ve written already! Don't feel bad, so did I). So whereas it may benefit me, I am holding out. I’m stomping my feet and defiantly saying NO! I have a 4 year old…I learn from the best!
(And because you all love me I know you won't make me eat my words when I finally give in - after someone gives me Twitter for Dummies)