Ah, the people you meet or maybe don’t on Twitter; very interesting.  With many there is a good solid connection, and you actually have real tweet to tweet interactions.  Others seem to be traveling out in their own world.

When I first began using Twitter, it certainly appeared as if everyone was in his or her special universe.  We were throwing tweets in parallel tandem, never aligning the dots.Okay, I thought, is this what Twitter is all about?  Throwing quotes out into cyberspace, preaching, advising, or simply capsulizing the events of your day?  Was that it?  No interaction?  Boring.

I tried one of those free follower networks as I didn’t know how to get started.  That turned into a bad experience.  I soon had hundreds of tweets from youth filling my timeline.  Surely they didn’t want this older broad invading their rosters either.  Though used to coarse language, I have to confess that reading about some hook-up having a nasty smelling cooch really wasn’t what I wanted to welcome.

Another gal posted every song on her playlist in regular three or four minute increments.  Many people do that to share their listening pleasures with others, but this chick went on for hours.  I also got lots of tweets from hockey fanatics or hometown baseball fans.  I enjoy that from a few people, but this was a major onslaught invading my space with play by plays on teams I never cared about.

Eventually, I figured it all out.  I quit the follower service.  Either I or the ones who had followed me unfollowed.  Peace was restored.  I got my timeline back without all the clutter.  Now I have a great camaraderie with good people and often times for terrific causes.  I’ve blogged about this before.  It’s been a wonderful experience that is hard to share with people who don’t have Twitter or Facebook.  I know, my husband is one of those people.

Still, despite the interactions I have with others, I have many people I follow who never reply to a query or compliment.  I’m not talking about celebrities.  No, these are regular people.  For whatever reason, they started following me, so I returned the favor.

Sometimes I think these non-interacting tweeple perceive themselves as existing on a higher plain than others.  Their personal knowledge is power, and they are going to tweet about it.  Others have a philosophy and blurt it out in random spurts.  No real life, just “one with the universe” tweets.  It makes me chuckle a bit.  I wonder why I ever invited such a person onto my Twitter account.  But it wouldn’t be the same without the mix of characters that exist in this small capsule of the Twitter world.  So I think I’ll keep them around for awhile longer.

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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