Maury gets a zillion guys — myself included — to weigh in on their use and abuse of social networking stuff like Twitter and Facebook and the like.
I don’t use Twitter and don’t have any plans to, so I was curious if the assembled brains over there could convince me that I’m making a mistake. There’s lots and lots of opinion there about the utility of Twitter for baseball writers, and I’ll admit that they make it sound more useful than I imagined it to be. Still, most of that usefulness boils down to “it’s faster” and “it promotes conversation” and I just don’t think that I’ve had issues with either speed of interactivity when it comes to the blog. Certainly not to the point where I feel compelled to jump into all of that at the moment.
I do use Facebook, of course, many of the contributors to Maury’s pieces are among my Facebook friends, and I see their Tweets via the Facebook application all day long. As a result, I suppose I’m something of a Twitter free-rider, which I imagine is not a great thing to be in this Brave New World.
I’ll risk it.