Or should I say: why I barely use it anymore. My followers will have noticed that I haven’t tweeted for a while now (7th of December, it seems). The reason is pretty simple: the information flow is too intense.
I think this is due to the passing nature of a tweet. It stays on screen for a couple of minutes before being replaced by a new one. Twitter’s homepage, where you can read messages from the members you’re following, shows tweets in real time. And even if I follow « only » some 150 accounts, I can not possibly manage to read everything each day.
So I think Twitter is a great place to speak, but not so much to listen.
I was saying I barely use it anymore. Well, the only reason I keep my account alive is my subscription to #xl8 hashtagged messages (have I lost anyone?). To be simple, I automatically receive messages related to translation into my RSS reader (Google Reader in my case). But I still barely manage to read the fifty-ish daily tweets.
I must admit if I only use Twitter to promote my blog without listening to what others have to say, then I don’t really see the point anymore.