Tuesday, 23 February 2010

I'm Tweeting

I've started a Twitter Account... I don't know how I feel about this statement.

This was not by choice as such as I have enrolled in a module and one of the assignments involves Tweeting.

I hate to follow the trend. I like to be unique. I feel I should be living life not proclaiming to the world exactly what I am doing, when I am doing it and any other snippets of my life I care to share.

Embarrassingly [read: I will not be judged!] my FaceBook profile tells a different story, however. I started on FaceBook while travelling the world as a way of keeping in touch with family, friends and fellow frolickers.

This started as a casual affair, occasionally bothering to log in; uploading photos, having a bit of banter and updating my friends on my trip of a lifetime. But this soon led into a love affair [read: mild obsession]. Before I knew it, I was joining groups, accepting friend requests from people in my past that I had no interest in communicating with and defending my choice to status report what my friends described as ‘TMI Gemma’.

Like most addictions, the addict possibly doesn’t like the thing the become addicted to: see smoking/ taste of alcohol. As like most addicts I didn’t see it coming, I thought I could control it, I thought I could just stop. I was wrong.

The turning point for me was on a night out in Thailand having met a friend of a friend and discussing that this person had a ‘recognisable face’. Oh yes... Busted for FaceBook stalking [read: I am not telling the full story]...

I have controlled the addiction, it has now been downgraded from level 5 addiction to level 2 guilty pleasure. But life can be cyclical and Twitter could become level 6 Reason for MSc failure.

Ramblings of a PR Student

blogger and the blagger; together at last.
A union made in cyber heaven at the hands of the PR Messiah Derek Hodge