In Praise of Twitter

Where I go to be social: http://twitter.com/silverdrag0n

Don’t be sad, Facebook friends. I’m not going to unfriend you. I’ll still get your messages. I’ll stop by once in a while and see what’s going on with y’all. (If it’s time sensitive, better message me, though.)

WordPress contacts, I’ll read your blogs as always, and comment occasionally. But for my main social interactions, look for me on Twitter ( @silverdrag0n ).

I’m not the first to say it, so I won’t belabor the point. Facebook is an Infinite Time Sink™. It’s designed that way. It’s disastrous for me; I get sucked down into hyperfocus and emerge — if at all — hours later. It doesn’t seem to matter how often I check or don’t — every visit to Facebook seems to take the same inordinate amount of time.

Twitter is comparatively ADHD-friendly. Since every tweet has to fit into 140 characters, many people actually put effort into making their tweets say the most in the fewest words. I don’t have to see every tweet my Twitter friends have liked. I can stop following, and it’s not a big deal. It’s not a big deal if I start following someone, either. The mobile apps now function as a news headline service as well, so I can catch up on world events — at least those that are getting tweeted about.

So, I’m going to be finding my Facebook friends and blog friends on Twitter if I can. See y’all there!

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