Social Media

My First Tweet (Not Really, Sorry)

April 3, 2008
JMHelms Tweet

Since I’m still stuck in Web 1.5, I’ll have to use a blog post to answer this “tweet” from James Helms, whom I don’t think I’ve met. (Sorry if I did, Jim.)

Why I’m Not on Twitter

1.) Because, in the beginning, I was one of the millions who found the concept to be incredibly stupid. I’ve since come to recognize there might be some value there.

2.) Because my day job keeps me very busy, and I don’t have the time or inclination to have to worry about who’s-doing-what in the middle of the day.

3.) Because, yes, I am resistant to peer pressure, to the point of often disliking anything “the crowd” likes simply because the crowd likes it.

4.) Because Jeff Quipp isn’t on Twitter yet, either, and I’m trying to be the last person on Twitter.

(I’m also trying to rank #1 for [last person on Twitter], and as soon as I join, I can’t write about that, use that anchor text in my links, or anything.)

Any other questions? Better leave a comment, since I’m not on Twitter…..


  • Reply Jeff Quipp April 4, 2008 at 2:29 am

    I will win the bet Matt :)! Oh … I do like that; rank for “the last person on twitter”.

  • Reply James Helms April 4, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Hi Matt, thanks for answering the tweet. I am sure that your end productivity isn’t damaged as a result of having all those twitter messages all the time. It can create noise I guess but I have seen a lot of value too.

  • Reply Tad Chef April 8, 2008 at 5:01 am

    I can very much relate, I’m resisting Twitter pressure too. You’re web 2.5 already though, that’s why you’re not there!

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