Twitter as a Conversation Tool?
This is an observation more than a rant so please bear with me. I see a lot of Twits using Twitter as a kind of public chat room. But when I read the conversation it’s only one-sided, or in other words all I can see is the comment made by the person who I am following.
Reading only part of the conversation doesn’t make any sense to me. So if I want to understand what they are talking about, I have to click on the link to the other party.
Which then takes me over to their Twitter page. Even then it’s still piece-meal trying to figure it all out, and if the conversation is more than just two comments it can really be annoying.
So back-and-forth, back-and-forth I go. What a nuisance!
It’s such a cumbersome interface I will probably will not bother clicking, unless of course something really (really) intrigues me. But that is very rare indeed.
Consider this: When you are having a “conversation” with someone, how often do you actually converse in real time? If you are like me, almost never. It’s all so surreal, an almost disembodied experience of sorts. Need I say any more?
Twitter as a conversation tool? It’s not for me. But as a marketing tool amongst others, well that’s a different story. More on that later…
What do you think?