Perhaps one of the greatest questions in social networking, is Twitter for everybody? As Mark Schaefer learned, Twitter is not exactly for everyone. From personal experience, I have had my Twitter page since 2009. When I was first starting out, I was learning as I went along with it. At one point I was what Schaefer called, a “Twitter Quitter.”
After a while, I got back into the Twitter game and have gotten hooked. I use Twitter primarily on my phone, and since I have been in the game for a while, I have used a few different apps. I currently use “Tweetcaster” for all my Tweeting and Facebook posts.
I know Schaefer’s feeling when his customer refuses to join Twitter. I have some friends that absolutely REFUSE to have anything to do with Twitter. They seem like the perfect candidates, but they shut the idea down.
I think Twitter is a great tool for businesses to utilize. I currently follow Niagara (@NiagaraUniv) and the page often tweets events happening around campus.
Being a sports fan, I follow MANY athletes and other people associated with them. Certain times of the year, I learn of some trades in the NHL before the news is actually published online.
Twitter makes getting news easier, I follow just about every Buffalo news outlet and I get constant updates of what is happening in or around Buffalo.
I think, from experience, if you give Twitter a chance and learn the ropes, just about anyone could use it.