• Pat Grady

    i still don’t get Twitter. people i like and trust explain it to me, and still nothing. i just “see” it as everyone being able to tape their boombox to my head, 1000s of them. my email, phone and text messages already keep me dangerously busy. i have a twitter account, have sent ~10 tweets. if they start flowing in, i’ll nuke the whole thing. how does everyone deal with the noise? my noise tolerance is very, very high (i have clients!), but Twitter on top of that, you all are crazy. my phone’s ringing, gotta go.

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    That’s not an uncommon question, Pat. For myself – I went through several stages in trying to figure out the value of Twitter. It clicked for me once I started following a small list of people that I really respected. I follow a lot more than that, and will sometimes peruse the stream, but I focus on a few. The other big part is to participate in a Twitter chat, like #blogchat on Sunday evenings. It’s fast and furious, but some good thinking comes through. Good luck!

  • Pat Grady

    i’ve tried that, but found they’re mostly not speaking to me, but to everyone. and i use the term “speaking” loosely – more like firing tiny bits galore – every once in a while, a bit has relevance or meaning to me, but mostly not. 400 friends with megaphones who are “talking” (aka broadcasting) to everyone, even if i tap into a small slice of it, it’s still noise. i love to hear from friends, in a conversation. this ain’t that. the thing i don’t get, is its widespread adoption – either i’m weird, or everyone else is. a few, it’d be them. but everyone, def me. :-)