Last night while driving around running errands, I mentioned a friend of mine who I met on Twitter and my fifteen year old son wrinkled his nose. I asked why he looked like he just smelled rotten meat, and he tells me with a straight face, “Twitter is for old people….”
I rolled my eyes. I asked him why he thought that and he told me, “Mom, CNN and all of those type of networks have Twitter pages. That is all they talk about. Of course those shows are for old people.”
I countered with, “Well CNN and all of the other networks have Facebook pages too. Does that mean Facebook is for old people?”
He thought about it for a minute then said, “No because Facebook was originally created for high school and college kids. Then the old people tried to take over. But it’s still for us kids.”
I love this little guy.
Why he thinks Twitter is for old fogies is beyond me, his reasoning made no sense, but it was kind of cute in an annoying way.
Twitter is my favorite networking site. The real time microblogging it offers is right up my alley. I have met so many wonderful people I wouldn’t have otherwise met if it were not for Twitter. My blog has grown on the strength alone of Twitter and my followers. I love Facebook but its like talking in a room full of people. Twitter is like talking in front of a stadium.
I can communicate with many more people on Twitter without them being in my immediate circle.
If Twitter is indeed for old people, hand me my cane and Depends now. Old folks home, here I come!