"It is meant to be a community builder, and bring people closer together. I found it hard to come up with things to say as a part of our community. Twitter might have brought our Internet identities closer, but it didn’t do anything for our personal selves. I constantly found Twitter names answering the questions I tweeted, but I ultimately had no idea who that person was."
"It would make us feel like we did know each other, but when faced with having to go to a class with the same people it does just the opposite. It made me very aware of how little I knew about each of my classmates. Even on the last day of class people walked into the class that I had never seen before."
"The status on Facebook is used as a one-time statement that no one expects an answer to. There is almost never a response to them, unless it really means something to another person and then they might write a response to in on your wall. Since I was so used to this way of communicating with statuses, I never really thought to respond to anything anyone said on Twitter. I would just put of something that was on my mind at the moment and then sign off. After a while I realized that it was more a means of communicating so I would start to read the entire page of tweets. Everyone would be in the middle of a conversation that I felt like I couldn’t interrupt."
"One time I was sitting in a computer lab in Ballentine and I saw someone else on Twitter, but knew that they weren’t in our class. This threw me off guard because I thought only our class was on it because I was being naive about it. It has just never really struck me as a popular way of communicating. It seems like a little bit of a waste of time to be on Twitter. It has a similar quality to the Facebook statuses because of the word limit, so why not just use that because it’s more popular?"