First tweet ever.
Findings after fourteen days and change:
- Twitter is indeed a time sink, but not so much of one if you manage things properly. TweetDeck helps.
- TweetDeck’s notifier beep is almost identical to, albeit shorter in duration than, the noise emitted by my desk phone at the office, so they’re almost equally ignorable.
- About 25 percent of my New Post tweets get actual clicks.
- This has not, however, garnered any increase in blog traffic, since the people who click on them tend to be people who were already reading me.
- The follower count seems to have leveled off at around 130, which is about a third higher than I anticipated. Around a hundred of them seem legitimate, as distinguished from potential spammers.
- I’m following about a hundred, which is not quite the maximum I can handle, but which is certainly a lot.
- Time from first tweet to first actual follower: two hours, 26 minutes.
- If I’m followed by someone I don’t know, the first thing I look at is the following-to-follower ratio. Should it exceed 10, I get suspicious.
- In the past two weeks, a dozen people have told me they didn’t want anything to do with Twitter. Ten have since signed up.
I assume, of course, that once my presence on this network becomes more widely noticed, all the cool kids will migrate elsewhere.
Finally, is anyone else following both Queen Rania and “Weird Al” Yankovic?