Just… don't.

The reluctant Twitterer’s dilemma – the gist of this is that if you’ve been reluctant to start twittering (tweeting? I hate this terminology), you probably shouldn’t. It’s hard for me to disagree.

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Richard H. Clark is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has a Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, Ky. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets.
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  • http://discoverthejourney.net Heath

    I agree. I have actually been considering stopping or seriously ignoring it. There is something annoying about it and bothersome about it though it is hard to describe.

  • David Dunham

    I started and tried and it just seems like a pointless endeavor, so I’ve pretty much stopped.

  • http://nowheresville.us The Dane

    If you’re reluctant to start anything, maybe you shouldn’t. You might not be cut out for it. It might not be the kind of thing you’re good at. Better to stick with what you know than risk wasting time and effort on something that might not be worth either your time or your effort.

    Settle for mediocrity for therein lies comfort!

    The Danes last blog post..20090413.amazinfail

  • http://www.missionaryconfidential.com C. Holland

    Until someone can explain to me how this is (or can be used for) anything more than broadcasting banality, I just can’t get interested in either following tweets or twittering myself.

    C. Hollands last blog post..When The World Comes To Your Field

  • http://nowheresville.us The Dane

    @C. Holland – One might ask the same thing of writing books or of blogging or of commenting on blogs or of talking.

    Seriously, is this the level of incisive commentary to which Capca has fallen?

    Arg, why am I even the one defending Twitter? I’m not even a super huge fan.

    The Danes last blog post..20090413.amazinfail

  • http://www.christandpopculture.com/ Richard Clark

    @The Dane – I think the incisive part of the commentary was where it pointed out that it’s not like Twitter solves some sort of problem we’ve all felt needed solving in our life. Unlike email, blogs or facebook, twitter seems to be a bit… superfluous. That doesn’t mean it can’t be useful, but it does mean it’s not necessarily for everyone, especially if you can’t come up with one good reason for it.

    @C. Holland – Your wish is my command.

  • http://nowheresville.us The Dane

    Yeah, my complaint about incisiveness was more to do with comments here than with the cited article. If Twitter does not seem useful, that’s because people are using it poorly—not because the medium is inherently bad. If Twitter seems superfluous, that’s because not many people have worthwhile things to say or at the least have an inability to communicate such things. The same goes for blogging and the same especially goes for comment threads—just go to Kotaku and reel in horror at the pages of useless, worthless banality.

    Still, we’re fools if we blame the medium for the messages. I say, Shoot the messenger.

    The Danes last blog post..20090414.zombieBears