So, I finally broke down and am starting to get into twitter.. But
there is still one big problem in my mind, sort of usability issue.
Here's the situation:
- I'm following user123
- user123 is not following me
- i post a link to an article that user123 would be very interested
in based on our conversations or user123's feed
- user123 never sees it unless I @user123 the tweet
this, to me, points to a break down in twitter as a sort of "chat"
client... it means that all conversations could be very one sided. As
a new twitter user I only have 19 people following me, but I'm
following 50... that means that most of the people's posts that I'm
reading (and are informing my posts) aren't seeing mine. This also
makes it feel a little cliquey.. There are a number of people all
following each other, having conversations. In order to participate
fully you'd have to be followed by all those people...
Does that make any sense? Has anybody else had this same sort of
communication breakdown on twitter? How does this effect the use of
twitter as an IxDA communication medium?