I have to say if I am learning to tweet, it’s time on earth is coming to an end. I read somewhere last night that FACEBOOK became passé when people’s Grandmothers’ began to use it. I can only assume, the same will happen with TWITTER. I’ve been advised that I must begin to Tweet to drive traffic to this blog, so I am trying. However, this is yet another career, one I didn’t really want or need.
First of all, if I didn’t quite understand Facebook, TWITTER is like a foreign language to me, but if I must, I’ll give it a shot. There are thousands of people to follow and then they follow you back, but where are we all going? To Hell I think or maybe it just feels that way.
After I spend an hour coming up with a pithy tweet, where does it go? How can you possibly interest all the people who might be following you? I have lots of interests and friends (followers) of all ages. For example, I just tweeted, “Whenever I left my elderly parents in Miami, to return home to LA, I felt as though I was leaving two toddlers at a bus station, alone.” I now think, while most baby boomers with elderly parents probably know just how I feel, young people may take that seriously and have me arrested.
I had saved this draft and just my luck, I was watching 60 minutes, and who was the subject tonight, Jack Dorsey, the founder of this ridiculous tweeting thing. Think he is a genius, but I still don”t really know how it works or how to maximize its potential. And to make matters worse, I remembered my husband getting me that SQUARE thing he invented and went to find it and have no idea where I put it, which is a definite sign I will need to produce it tomorrow by some one. While Dorsey has moved on from TWITTER, invented Square, returned to Twitter and is now working on another great idea, SQUARE WALLET. While I am still here, completely confused by the internet thing and wondering whatever possessed me to start a blog in the first place. A project completely dependent on computer skills. SQUARE WALLET, by the way, not too ambitious, they just want to eliminate cash money from the world. How much would you care to bet he will be successful. If you thought Visa ruined your financial life wait until every cash register in America recognizes you by your picture and as you buy a product it automatically removes the money from your account. I have always reminded younger people who there was a time, before ATM machines and Visa Accounts and debit cards, when we actually had to have cash with us. That required showing up at the bank on Friday. Not open on weekends? How quaint. I will pursue my theory on how very much these innovations changed the finances of America and the world, but that is a whole topic in itself.
Back to business here, how can I “please all of the people, all of the time“. What would be interesting to everyone, and use only 250? characters. I need some advice before Twitter passes me by, it may already be too late! Keep those suggestions coming.