I’m not that old. But I’m old enough to remember CompuServe, and I’m old enough to remember life before the Internet. However, I do my best to stay somewhat up-to-date on things. But Twitter is something that has managed to escape my curiosity radar. I agreed with Conan O’Brien that it seems pretty useless, and I enjoyed the holy crap out of his “Twitter Tracker” segment on The Tonight Show (before it was ripped away from him by that relentlessly unfunny Jay Leno douchebag). But beyond that, I’m just lost.
It’s a thing, right? Where you post tiny updates all day, and people virtually follow you around and live vicariously through whatever it is you’re “tweeting?” Or is it called twitting? Twatting? I genuinely don’t know.
I ask because I’m poking around my WordPress account a little while ago. The stats thing. And it says I’ve gotten a few hits from Twitter. But I don’t understand how or why because I’m not on that site. But as I was saying the other night, when I admitted I’ve been pathetically researching “how to be a better blogger” and stuff, well yeah I was saying “I’d like to be a better blogger.” Ummm…
So is Twitter something I should be doing? Or is it as retarded as I assume it is? How am I getting traffic from there without being signed up? And do people actually think Jay Leno is worthy of laughter? I need someone to clarify some of this stuff for me. THESE ARE BIG QUESTIONS AND THEY ARE OF GREAT IMPORT!! So yeah. What’s the deal?