As a someone who’s been blogging for quite a few years, I have come to think of Twitter as indispensible, and not only because it’s a way to reach however many people that happen to be interested in what I happen to be saying.
Twitter can be actually challenging to use at times, mainly because my thoughts don’t always easily allow themselves to be twisted and contorted into a mere 140 characters.
Which I actually—most of the time–appreciate because it doesn’t tolerate verbosity and forces me to GET TO THE POINT! unlike Facebook, which I deal with more because it’s expected these days, than deriving any sort of enjoyment (though I like the way it allows people to join groups based on their likes or dislikes, so obscure topics, such as whether or not Freddie Freiburger is responsible of the abrupt tonal shift from Year One to Year Two of Space: 1999 (Yes, if you want an easy answer; Not exactly, if nuance is your North Star) and whether Year Two was better than One (overall, Year Two was more visual and action-orientated than Year One, which was good, though the cost was the jettisoning of the contemplativeness that made the first year so fascinating). Such questions are discussed with a passion that someone unfamiliar with would find either curious, weird or extremely nerdy.