A few months ago, around the time this blog was born, I wrote a post about the Twitter Ecosystem. I attempted to (and still continue to) validate how I acquire music and interact through social media to do so.
In four short months, I have had the opportunity to blog about my city, my friends, my interests in arts, culture and sports, while communicating with many tweeples along the way.
It’s been fun and I hope that that doesn’t change.
What will change, though, is my usage of Twitter from my mobile device.
Once a solely-Echofon user, and after a brief affair or two with Twitteriffic, I have made the switch to a more user-friendly interface — by accident.
I read online about Twitter’s acquisition (and subsequent re-naming) of Tweetie, which I was meant to download for this blog and my continuing tweeting. The app, usually $2.99, was going to be free for a little while, so the miser in me thought, “Why not?”
Because Tweetdeck for iPhone came to me first, and it’s changed everything. I don’t even have an iPhone.
Like many of the popular social media apps, Tweetdeck looks to connect various accounts. I am hesitant to do this yet, as I still cater to my (perceived) audiences on varying channels.
The tone in my blog resembles that of twitter, and I may put a blog post on Facebook, but at this point I’m not sure I want my tweets showing up on my Facebook profile.
So, just as I wrote about global digital communication and its relationship with the idea of a Twitter Ecosystem, my personal communication is at risk of being infiltrated by the same ecosystem.
Is there really any point attempting to seperate and disperse my varying tones, thoughts and subjects among different social media channels? Pardon my Dale Gribble, but it’s not like the database storing all my FB chat sessions is any less extensive and incriminating than the one storing my Tweets (present and deleted).
If you have Twitter, I assume you have Facebook — Would you bother isolating the two from one another? Or are you more interested in forming a synergistic relationship in your own mini-digital ecosystem?
Comments? Questions? Hernias?
This is heavy, I know.