Thursday, January 6, 2011
Twitter for Dummies
Both hold promise of good things in the months ahead, but my immediate attention is drawn to the latter.
The reason? I am Twitter illiterate. Well, mostly anyway.
Either way, I'm in serious need of schoolin' and the MSAD/RSU 11 Adult Education Program may be just the ticket.
I entered the Twitter fray very tentatively about a year ago, testing the waters with a few tweets.
Seeing how my tweets had a frequency of one every few months, I realized I wasn't quite ready for a long-term Twitter commitment.
This all changed a few weeks ago when I realized I could no longer avoid my inevitable participation and started anew. My head has been spinning ever since.
I liken the experience to being immersed in a country in which I do not speak the language - and I have to communicate and find my way by using phrases no more than 140 characters.
The art of brevity is not one I practice well. I tend to be verbose rather than pithy, one who tells rich tales rather than the CliffsNotes versions of them. This trait has caused incompatability problems between me and Twitter - a star-crossed social media romance.
But now, at long last, I'm committed to change...to seeing it through and learning the language spoken by millions of others in bits and pieces.
I will be an "occasionitter" no more, but rather a bold "adventuritter" as I embark on a "friendapalooza" in this brave new world.
And if my Adult Ed social media class doesn't provide all the tools I need, I'll rely on my Twictionary to see me through.
Wish me luck. Peace out, tweeple.