All About Twitter…

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Interesting conversation on Facebook about Twitter and now I'm blogging about it. The circularity of social media!

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Christine Yount Jones Will Twitter be short-lived? Is anyone else struck by the fact that it's primarily one-way communication?

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Adam WalshTwitter was short-lilved with me. I figured not that many people were interested in "Adam's texting while driving", or "Adam is watching a dance recital". I mean, who cares, really? It's just the status update from Facebook…:)

Christine Yount JonesThank you for that comment! i get almost nothing from folks on Twitter. I find Facebook so miuch more satisfying. What does that say about me?
 
Adam WalshThat you're needy like the rest of us. ;)

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Ray TollisonHey CYJ, I do most of my online conversating (hmm is that a word, I need an editor) on twitter. I spend more time on twitter and get a lot more useful info there than I do from FB! But hey that is just me!

 
Ali 'bennett' ThompsonRay – "conversing" (editor at your service!) :)

 
Ray TollisonThanks Ali! I kind of like conversating though?:)

 
 Henry ZonioIf you see Twitter as just a status update, then there will be no conversations… Twitter is more marketing. You get what you put into it and who you follow. It's like walking into a cocktail party, one person put it. What would be your "line"? Then jump in and converse with others. As you do that, you make connections. It becomes a gateway to meeting new ppl, networking with them and contributing to a greater audience. Another person put it this way… FB is about keeping up with ppl you already know, and Twitter is about meeting people who you will get to know.
 
Christine Yount JonesYou're right, Ray…Twitter is good for learning things from really sharp people…it's just not a conversation, per se.

 
Henry Zonioit's a different kind of conversation :)

 
Christine Yount JonesA conversation in 150 words or less! I think it's interesting when people say FB is so yesterday. I wonder if FB and Twitter meet entirely different needs. Not sure I could leave FB and only do Twitter, but I am getting exposure to some new people on Twitter.

 
Ray TollisonHenry, well put!
 
 Ali 'bennett' ThompsonRay: Conversating does sound more fun. :) Also, I like Myspace the best of all. I'm sad so little goes on there anymore, because I felt like I could really express myself there in picture, song, and writing. It's like it's fading away, and that saddens me.
 
Laurie McCormick CopleyCheck out this "real life twitter" on you tube…says it all :-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTN9We8unmU
 
 
 

 
 

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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

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