Twitter mailase has set in big time. Twitter is dying! No, it's just beginning!
I'm not sure I can really explain my own confusion or mixed feelings. The power in any network is in how it allows you to connect with people. Part of the reason I've started to migrate away from Facebook is because of the backend filtering of which posts you see based on "engagement." I have no control over that filtering, and it doesn't sit well with me that I can't change the way it works.
Twitter, on the other hand, shows everything. I can choose what to work with and what to ignore. I've gone through the stages, but now I'm trying to figure out what's next.
Deep discussions happen. Off-the-cuff questions are answered rapidly. But I'm feeling a lack of connection. I feel a lack of purpose. I'm afraid that Twitter is become one of two things: A) A place teachers go because Twitter. B) A place where people talk all the time but don't do anything different. Ideas stop when they hit your eyeballs. But, you can justify the time as "idea-searching."
Maybe I'm following the wrong people, but it seems like a lot is put out by the bigfolk. I want to see new people, but how do we discover the new thinkers and leaders? I feel like there's a lot of echo without much growth. And if that's the case, it may be time to move on.
But where do we go?