Over the last few weeks of Twitter usage, I’ve noticed one thing – those that get it, and those that don’t. I’ve also noticed their usage profile.
Those that get it, which I will call ‘Twitter Swimmers’ tend to be those who take a regular active part in the Twittersphere. We tend to access it throughout the day, tweeting and responding to tweets. TS’s tend to follow lots of people, and hence gain a core of followers from that. We use different access methods – web, desktop and mobile, and happily promote it to their friends, colleagues and contacts.
The ‘Twitter Dippers’ however, tend to sign up, perhaps post a few tweets, follow a couple of people, then give up wondering what all the fuss is about. I don’t think Twitter has the instant gratification that maybe Facebook instils. I was a ‘TD’, dipping my toe in the water, not seeing the point of it. But then I revisited a month or so later, and now I’m addicted!!! So anyone in the TD category, try some of the TS activities, stick with it for a few weeks, and you may just get hooked.