Thank you so much for all your comments on my last post about Twitter. Clearly, I was missing a huge piece of what Twitter is. Although I understand now that Twitter has functions other than just updating status, I personally still donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any reason for me to adopt Twitter into my basic media routine. I am not (along with many other college students) the first person anyone should come to with questions or advice about technology. My exposure to technology and media is basic: I have a TV with a DVD player but no Tivo and a computer, which I use for Facebook, email, television shows that I watch online occasionally and I follow Ball State athletics.
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t keep up with the latest and the greatest gadget or application when it comes to technology, and, in the college world, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not alone. Before I wrote my last post, I talked to a few friends who do Twitter, and answering the question Ã¢â‚¬Å“What am I doing?Ã¢â‚¬Â was primarily what they did (with the exceptional tweets to ESPN and the like). Those were the few friends who do Twitter; most of us stick to Facebook.
As college students, at least in my circle of friends, our lives
are about school, sports, and socializing Ã¢â‚¬â€œ mostly socializing. I can see all the wonderful possibilities Twitter has that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve mentioned, but in a studentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s life at this point
in time, social networking seems to be TwitterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main function. We already have Facebook for that. For my life, Twitter isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t something that I have time to do, and a lot of college
students feel the same way. To a typical college student (not the early adopters, like David), adopting media solely because
itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the next and newest isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enough Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it needs to benefit our lives in some new way and for now Facebook is sufficient for me.