so I have a few people that follow me on twitter. I know who they are. It is fine. Every once in a while, I will be notified that a new person is following me… and I am all wth? who? So I go check… only to realize it is basically spam. That is kinda lame. The most recent one was for a conference that I won’t be attending. So it could be considered targeted I guess… but the conference could be targeted to anyone using twitter as a communication tool if you want to step far enough back.
I also have people following me… and I don’t know who they are or what their angle is. One of them appears to be a journalist angle… like following people will be a ‘finger on the pulse’ of the scene or something. My tweets are rarely that topical, but there are obviously some people who have such content that would be worth following. Seems fine by me, but it also seems there would be better ways than monitoring a bunch of random peoples’ tweets, but hey, what do I know.
I am still not sure how I feel about twitter. On one hand, it is nice enough to keep tabs on people. Obviously some people have a higher signal to noise ratio than others, and that will certainly vary from user to user. I feel like I have enough going on. Enough RSS feeds, todo lists, emails, IMs, etc to keep an eye on. I am looking to reduce the inflow of information while still trying to keep up to date with things. And that is one of the great things about twitter, it forces a small form factor. And that very form factor that makes it nice encourages people to post things they wouldn’t post to a blog since it isn’t often very important. Obviously controls are in place to limit the flow and how it reaches me, which is great.
But sometimes I wonder if I care enough. Currently, I am sticking with it.