“Twitter provides us with a wonderful platform to discuss/confront societal problems. We trend Justin Bieber instead.” ~ Lauren Leto
Back in the mid 2000s I created a twitter account for work. I stayed on topic for CRM, an industry that I was part of, and some hobbies like music. I didn’t really think the platform would go anywhere, but it took off and in so many ways. The business oriented used it to talk to their customers, musicians used it to get their music out there, and the movie industry … etc.
Speed ahead ten years and as I retired from the corporate world, I get picked up to do some social media for a friend. Hey it covers utilities at casa du Glassa. Part of the reason I was hired was because of my contacts on Facebook, G+, and yes, Twitter. Now a daze I use the platform for my band, my quartet, and my part-time job.
An average Joe, I am constantly amazed that I get as many followers as I have, but maybe they are for the most part reciprocating to me for following them. I use social media mostly for myself, to follow the kind of news I’m interested, mostly about my hobbies and as a reference for key times in my life.
I take no offense at people who despise Twitter and other social media venues. I was told by one of my brothers that Facebook, for example, is all about bragging about one’s self. My response was, if that’s how you use it then that’s true. (Shrug) Not everyone uses it that way. Personally, I take great pleasure in seeing a video performance from way back, pictures of family and friends, some of whom are now gone. It works for me. I wish I’d had it in my youth, pictures were so much more expensive then. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.