I'm serious about this question. Should I join Twitter or not? The first time I heard of Twitter, I couldn't imagine ever using it. Facebook was a better fit for my social networking needs. It pains me to admit that I don't entirely understand Twitter and definitely don't know how to use it. Although I could see wanting to get regular text message updates on a serious breaking news story, I can't imagine why anyone would want to get text message updates from individual people or websites. Is it because of my age? With email, Facebook, and RSS feeds, i get more than enough information coming my way.
Why am I suddenly curious about Twitter? The deeper I delve into the world of blogging, the more I am encountering the tweeting phenomenon. There are contests and giveaways that require you tweet specific information in order to enter. I have seen Twitter Hops (similar to Blog Hops?) on different blogs.
What I want to know is if it is worth signing up for. I'd have to learn the lingo and how to navigate the system. Would anyone really want a tweet from me? Would I get information from tweets that I'm not already getting from Facebook, emails, and RSS feeds? This is not a rhetorical question - I need answers. Please give me your thoughts on the subject.