As I write, Twitter is going through some fairly unattractive spasms.
I was anxious for a split second – Oh no! What if it has all gone POP!
What if I have lost
- my account,
- my followers,
- the people I follow,
- my Tweets,
- all those favourites that I meant to get round to reading and following the links from…?
And do you know what I realised?
It would be alright.
It would be a pity, no doubt, but not overly drastic.
The reality has to be that of the 1500 or so that I follow, and who follow me, that there is in reality a much smaller core of people that I communicate with regularly.
If it all came to an end, it would be reasonably straightforward to start out again. In fact, the process of having to recall who and why is important would be a very useful selection filter.
The problem is that I would lose the serendipity that is found in a non-central follower linking to something random and outside of my sphere.
I lose the potential links and references to other Twitter users that might be of interest.
Perhaps I should find a Twitter back up tool, just in case… anyone got any recommendations?