At first I just didn’t get it. Of course I’m a little slow, even when it comes to tech. But Twitter just didn’t seem useful or user friendly. So, I let my account kind of sit idle. Unused.
But then I bought an iPod. When I bought my iPod I really got into listening to podcasts. I have always enjoyed vidcasts like Izzy Video and the Grip Guide. But audio casts seemed like something that would take too much time. This was all pre-iPod.
In the post iPod days, I listen to about four or five podcasts on a regular basis. I love to listen to them on the way to and from work. They are a great way to deal with the 20-30 minutes each way in the car. I also love to listen to podcasts when I have to wait in line somewhere. Or just wait. It is almost better than a magazine. Really good for the doctor’s office, returns line at Walmart or anywhere you might have to just chill waiting for a while. I’m not a good waiter. I hate waiting. But now, I almost look forward to it, as long as I have 2 or more podcasts in my iPod.
But the really interesting thing is that nearly all the podcasters I like Twitter and love it. So, I have been twittering and following them. I don’t think I’ll ever be a compulsive twitter person, but I have managed to learn how to use it.