[tweetmeme source=”lovestats” only_single=false]When I started using Twitter, it was all about telling complete strangers what you had for breakfast. Well, maybe not exactly, but that’s what twitter haters thought.
I quickly learned that Twitter is about sharing links, sharing ideas, AND sharing the silly little things that make you smile and laugh. Of course there’s also the spam and the annoying inspirational quotes but you can unfollow those people darn quick.
The last few weeks have brought many fun tweets about Paul the Octopus and that’s made zipping through twitter fun. But I’ve noticed a trend over the last few months that makes me a little nervous. The cute and silly and funny is slowly dying down.
Twitter seems to be becoming more about being the first person to share a link, promote a business, and gain new followers, and less about individual ideas and the little funny things in life. Of course many of us use Twitter for business but there’s more to us than business, isn’t there?
I like to see a little personality along the way. Links become boring no matter how practical they are. Out of the hundreds of links that pass through my twitterstream, I’m more likely to choose the links shared by someone I feel a connection with. Those are the people who demonstrate that they have a personality behind the tweet.
So, if you find your twitterstream is becoming more boring and more lacking in personality, why not try some reverse psychology and share a little bit of the crazy that resides in you. Great inspiration will come by following @jeanm617, whose cynical tweets about work and family make me wonder if she’s telling the truth, and @cmastication, whose intelligently bizarre comebacks in the statistics world make me LOL so loud that other commuters stare at me.
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