As the semester is ending, I will be making my 7th official practicum post today. But if I stumble across something on Twitter that I need to share, please don't be surprised by another post. Twitter has become one of the only outlets I use to get news updates, because it filters all my interests. Before I had a Twitter, I wasn't nearly as informed on current events as I am now!
As I reflect on my Twitter experience, I have definitely come along way, but more importantly, many of my initial thoughts about Twitter have changed. I use to think that Twitter was not as personal as something like Facebook , but it is now clear to me that it has the potential to be even more personal. On Twitter it is completely acceptable to say what is on your mind at any moment of the day and also tell people your location. On Facebook, I feel like statuses are more for monumental facts, like a quote, or telling people to go to an event, not how you are feeling or where you are. Additionally, I use to think the main use of Twitter was to stay up to date with current events and things you are interested in, rather than single individuals. However, as I still think that is partially true, I have come to recognize that Twitter can actually be a better way to really keep in touch with your friends and know how they are feeling. To personally gain attention on the site is still not my goal, I tweet when I have something to say, I follow who I want and I read an interesting article when I want . I am not to the point of tweeting my every emotion or location. More so, I still haven't noticed any type of action that is discouraged. Maybe the more veteran users can fill me in?
All and all, I am really glad that I did this for my practicum project, this is definitely a site I will continue using and probably at one point replace my Facebook with, because it is a great mix of professional and personal in one.