I don’t use or pay attention to Twitter. Several years ago, when social media became acceptable to the post-collegiate crowd, I did have an account. I used to tweet out some of my blog posts. Very little came of it. I closed the account.
Most of my posts that tend to be overly popular are 1,000 – 3,000 words long. I find 140 characters very limiting. In fact, I still don’t see the point; it all seems like superfluous jibber to me. And I have never to the day understood what the hell “@” and “#” have to do with anything.
Today news came that Twitter banned popular writer Milo Yiannopoulos, apparently because of the tweets of other people. It’s a private company and they can do what they want but it smacks of censorship. Milo says, “There is a systemic campaign against conservative and libertarian points of view on Twitter.” If they work against conservatives and libertarians, I can only imagine how I would be hated. For me, it’s not worth the hassle.
I’ll stick to promos on Facebook and the Facebook for adults, LinkedIn. Yes, the Perrin Lovett Show will someday make a Youtube comeback (Y’all know I’m a little lazy and more than a little technologically challenged).
As for the Twits, Stephan Pastis got it right the other day:
Pastis, Pearls Before Swine, July 14, 2016.