I am still trying to work out how to interact with social media. I’ve never been a great one for Facebook – partly my age and partly because I just don’t want to spend the time interacting with friends in that way. I look at Twitter most days, and probably tweet several times a week, but I’m not an avid user. Thinking about it, I put this down to two things.
Firstly, time. I don’t seem to have time in my working day to check Twitter, and as I mostly use it for professional matters, I don’t always want to do this from home, although I often end up doing just that.
Secondly, I’m sometimes not sure about the etiquette on Twitter. I’m a bit on the quiet, shy side by nature, so I don’t always feel comfortable joining in conversations – I’m never sure if that’s rude or not. It’s much easier in real life to work out what’s ok to join in and what isn’t.
And thirdly (I know, I said there were only two things, but you know how it is once you start thinking!), I think I could do with finding some more people to follow to get a wider range of potential interactions. I must follow this up with some of the CPD23 participants, perhaps, to find some other librarians who tweet.