Read this post from Earl Creps about twitter. He essentially points out that few 18-24 year olds are using twitter, and he presents a variety of reasons for this. Twitter’s users are generally older than most would assume, many CEO’s, business people, moms, pastors and so on are using twitter, and a large number of boomers are.
Earl seemed to be concerned with the fact that younger people are not using twitter because that challenged his assumptions. Ultimately who cares? Twitter is not for everyone, but it’s for some. I look at twitter the same way I look at blogging, I don’t care who reads it, I started to use these tools to capture thoughts or ideas, or just ramble from time to time. If other people express some interest in what I’m saying that’s cool, but I don’t really care.
And converesly, I’ve actually been challenged by the blogs I read and the tweets I follow. That’s been a blessing to me. Twitter has actually made it a little easier for me to keep my facebook profile active as well, so that’s a bonus.
Does it really matter that there are not as many 18-24 year olds on twitter? Does everyone need to use twitter? No. If you regularly update your facebook status would twitter make that a little easier, yes. But it’s not really worth it to try to convince people who really don’t even care at all.
That’s just my thoughts.
One thought on “Earl Creps – Twitter – Who Cares?”
Unless you are intentionally on Twitter to try and be relevant to 18-24 year olds. Then you would care. A lot.
I’m with you though, I got on Twitter to Network with Pastors and to easily update my Facebook status via text. Neither of those have anything to do with 18-24 year olds. Although it does beg the question, if they’re not on Twitter, where are they?