I finally decided to take the plunge into the world of Twitter. I’ve been thinking of doing so for a while and held off partly out of inertia and partly because social media seems a necessary evil rather than something I embrace.
To my surprise, I’m enjoying it so far. This might be because I’m participating in #TheDarkIsRising; a Twitter group-read of Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising, one of my favourite fantasy books. Also, I’m only slowly starting to follow people, choosing people whose ideas I’m interested in. This secluded pocket of the Twitterscape seems benign, welcoming and stimulating and reminds me of the early days of the Internet; when people created websites for the fun of it and discussed books, music, politics, etc. on bulletin boards. Maybe the novelty will wear off but I hope not!