Thanks to cmduke, my twittering pal, I have now discovered the perfect word to describe the communicative event: ambi-synchronous. My genre colleagues will love this 🙂
I’m still learning what I can and cannot say on twitter. I love the economy of signs/text, I love the interaction, I am fascinated with the different identity styles being played out in progressive 140 character tweets over time.
Next stop: twittervision
And Facebook is still feeling like a space to play. My niece makes family jokes to me on my wall. My cats (which haven’t even arrived yet into my rl home for another couple of weeks) already have their own catbooks and are friends with the cat belonging to Kate in the US. Its all making me LAUGH a lot and because I am enjoying it I am getting into the spirit of it by adding all sorts of weird and wonderful applications to share. I am receiving the most thoughtful fabulous virtual gifts from friends (who clearly know me well given the nature of the gifts), and generally discovering new layers to people’s identities – in turn bringing communities closer together.
Its difficult to find time to really play as much as I liked – I wanted to develop a gorgeous habitat for my adopted pet, but that means running about petting other people’s pets before the kharma returns in the form of munney.
Please, dear readers, be patient with the ramblings of a newbie here as I get into both and then analyse them to death 🙂
But those who are expert twitters, was it “wrong” or a bit too “out there” for me to report news of absolutely no interest to my followers? Where do I go to get more followers? What is the art of the 140 character solicitation? All these questions and more….
Am beginning to collect links about facebook by bloggers, anybody recommend any?