I thought twitter was a form of group texting. Rather generic random comments thrown out by people you know so you get interesting little tidbits of their day.
At least, that's how I use it and who I've signed up for.
But there are complete strangers who subscribe to me and I don't even know how they've found me. Or why?????? Then I click on their profile and they are following 750+ people and have 900+ followers.
There's no way they are getting updates from 750+ people delivered to their cellphone. And there's no way they are reading all of those from their computer. Unless they truly have no life, but how would they keep up on that many conversations????
I can see signing up for a political figure you are interested in and why that person would have thousands of followers. But then to turn around and find that person following 800+ people, what's the point of that? Is that giving your stamp of approval?
Also, the strangers that have signed up for my twittering never comment to me or respond in anyway, which suggests they aren't reading. So why sign up at all? Is it a way of hinting that they want me to follow them?
I think I'm some how missing the point with twitter.
What is twitter to you?