"Still today, I am not the biggest fan of Twitter. It was designed to be used in our class as a community building tool, which did not exactly work out as planned. As discussed in Monday’s class, it was quite effective when there was an upcoming due date or if there was a glitch in the Wiki. Almost all of us were all there, asynchronously of course, and that was neat since we don’t have each other’s cell phone numbers and sending out mass emails would be a pain. Other than that, I am hardly sold on Twitter."
"Facebook does the trick for my friends and me, if we don’t want to make a phone call or happen to run into each other in person. Twitter is almost like a Facebook status. In fact, Twitter asks, “What are you doing?” while Facebook poses the question, “What are you doing right now?”"
"A 160 character maximum is annoying sometimes, though, because there are plenty of times when 175 or 180 would be just perfect. Consequently, I have to change words such as “you” to “u” and “to” to “2,” which I hate doing. Same thing with Twitter, but worse. One time I tried to post a link, but I couldn’t explain my reasoning for my posting because additional text would put me well over 140.
I think the idea of Twitter is actually pretty neat, but not in the sense of just “Tweeting” with friends. Tweeting, in fact, just sounds uncool. I think the idea of CNN having a Twitter account, however, is rather neat. Rather than being hit by potential pop-up ads and a rush of stories I may have zero interest in on CNN.com, I could instead log-on to their Twitter, which by the way hasn’t been updated in nearly a week."
"If I wanted to see what my friends are up to, I would rather see it on Facebook or AIM, but I would definitely use Twitter more if celebrities ran Twitters like the “Scobleizer” runs his. If a professional athlete or singer, for instance, tweeted things like “off to the gym to work out with my trainer” or “headed to Atlanta for the weekend to see my bro,” for example, then I would be very interested. Facebook statuses inform me of my friends’ doings, but I don’t have access to celebrities without checking their websites or blogs, which I do not do."
"In conclusion, I think that Twitter is a fine idea. However, I do not think that it will ever be as effective as social-networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook, or at least not until more recognizable persons or companies activate accounts. The mindset behind the site was good, but I personally cannot see myself getting excited about Twitter. I would rather take advantage of the social-networking tools that my friends and I are already actively using. For C151, I think Twitter did a satisfactory job when it came to coursework and issues that came with it, but it never turned into the community that it was originally designed to be. That seems to prove my point about me not really getting into it. My friends, acquaintances, and peers aren’t exactly the Twitter type, and neither am I. Twit that."