Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Are we sharing content online efficiently? (Part 7)

ISSUE: Outside of the Google-verse (Where will this content be valued the most?), continued

What do you share on Twitter?

I guess that I post things on Twitter with the notion that I have no notion as to who will see my tweet. Hopefully it will catch someone’s fancy.

Of course, there is a bit more intention to my tweets. I try to post during times of day that I have found people to be more responsive. I @reply and join in on conversations led by hashtags or not led by hashtags. I use hashtags. You know, regular stuff.

On Twitter, it’s like there are people with interests out there and they are sharing those interests. Those interests are up for grabs. We may not become best friends, but we’re interested in engaging on these topics and that can add valuable information—knowledge—to your life, my life and the lives of others.
Or, it may just be an LOLCAT we’re laughing at.
So, what? Do Facebook groups or pages take care of this online, too? Well, they may take care of it on Facebook, but I don’t believe that the engagement on Facebook replaces that of what is offered in the Twitter environment.

Forget becoming best friends. We may not even become “friends”. Just because we both really enjoy the customer service at XYZ company in town and both really like learning foreign languages and we both had the same professor at the same university doesn’t mean we’ll become Facebook friends. It may, but it may not. People may refer to Twitter as a global chat room in a more negative sense, making fun of the connections people make on there. But those example reasons stated above that wouldn’t push me to friending you on Facebook often exceed the requirements people who meet in real life first have for friending each other.

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