Most of you blogiots are also twidiots, and I mean no disrespect by that. I'm a twidiot too. But I have a serious Twitter question that may or may not be awkward.
I've noticed some of you use websites/apps like Get Glue, Foursquare, Gowalla, etc... And you have them linked to your Twitter accounts. Checking in with these sites/apps (and I'm kinda guessing here) will generate a tweet to your Twitter stream. Right? Is that how they work? To broadcast to the Twitterverse where you've been, what TV show you've watched, where you've eaten. Things like that. Again, I'm not sure exactly how they work, but that's the general drift I get from seeing the generated tweets.
I'm curious as to why you use these sites/apps. What, exactly, are YOU getting out of it?
I mean, I can see when you've had lunch at McDonalds or breakfast at Denny's or whatever. Or that you've watched the latest episode of Glee with 75 others who've checked in. Or that you've unlocked some sticker of some sort for visiting someplace you haven't been before.
I don't really think about those tweets very much. They show up in my timeline all the time, but it rarely interests me. As I peruse Twitter, I usually skip right past them. I'm just not sure why you want me to know that you are doing those things. Not sure what I'm supposed to do with that information.
So, again, I'm curious as to why you are using these sites/apps. I'm a relative noob to Twitter. I only follow 56 feeds, and there are only 42 folks who follow me (42 people who must be bored to death with my Twitter lameness). Maybe there is something here that I am missing with this particular piece of social media. Maybe there are some really fun and interesting reasons to use these sites/apps. I dunno.
I honestly don't mean to put anyone down for what they are or aren't doing on Twitter. It's not my place. I'm just really curious about these things. Truly.
Holla back if you care to enlighten me. Thanks!