While looking for an image to go with this post on Pixabay, I came across an image of a blue colored bird on a branch, puking. While that may be very appropriate for how some feel about Twitter, I decided to find something more visually appealing.
I’ve tried Twitter – twice, at least.
Now, I’m sure that Twitter is useful and worthwhile to some. I’ve not been able to see that for me. I’ve tried both a personal account and a “business” account. For the amount of time I spent with each, there was little reward. Sure, there were times where I was able to follow breaking trends and news, but I can get all of that in other places – if I want to.
I actually created my personal account 5 years ago. I’ve made 730 tweets and I have 7 followers. (There were a few more followers at one time.) 730 tweets in 5 years averages out to 146 tweets a year or about .4 tweets a day. However, the tweets all came in a very few periods where I was trying to figure Twitter out and use it.
Like many others I am bothered by the tweeting of the POTUS. He comes across as a loudmouthed bully, even on Twitter where you can’t really hear his voice. As president, he has the Twitter bully-pulpit which should not be, despite current evidence to the contrary, a place for a bully to preach, but rather a wonderful platform from which he could –and should – advocate his positions and agenda. Trump’s personal account has 41.1 million followers. His POTUS account has 20.8 million. Even with duplications between the two and “followers” from the opposition, that’s a hell of a bully-pulpit that is badly utilized.