Do Only Dreamers Use Twitter?

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

This question is on my mind as I look at the breakdown of my family. I noticed that out of my two sisters, one uses twitter and blogs and the other hasn’t ever read a blog and doesn’t even know her twitter name. It made me wonder if there is a connection between active twitter users and they way they see the world. Is there a connection between how they work, what they think, and how they dream?

I discuss more in this video:


Sorry this video is small, shot it on my phone. Cant see video, come here

Want to make it clear that I am not making a blank statement, rather a curious observation that I want to get some feedback from you the community.

Are twitter users more prone to be dreamers and thinkers rather than doers and workers?

*kyle

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://www.sunshineandstarlight.wordpress.com Laura Elizabeth

    Hmmm…I usually have to defend twitter to the ‘workaholics’. I think Twitter is more appealing to those who like interaction with people they know and also don’t know. It opens up community with people you would never have a chance to meet otherwise. But I do think some view Twitter as a complete waste of time and don’t get the purpose other than a time waster. :)

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      which maybe is why people who like to think about things, take their time, process, and dream about possibilities like to waste time with twitter?

  • http://mhandy1.tumblr.com Mike Handy

    My link is a tumblr so as long as its down so is my link.. ugg

    My guess is that your oldest Sister doesn’t blog or tweet… There is going to be a generation gap, people that understand open Social networks and the group that was burned by myspace.

    I think I finally figured this out, people like Facebook because its “safe”. If you graduated before 2004 you likely had at least one bout of malicious code crashing your computer via myspace. The generation between the ages of 25 and 35 are going to struggle with the future of media because they have a bad myspace taste in their mouth. They dont and probably wont get open platforms like twitter and Tumblr.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      good point. I am right on the tale end of myspace and never had an account.
      Now my sister is younger, she is 20, so she never had a myspace either.
      But I do think you are right in connecting that in with myspace and the generational gap.

  • http://theperkinsblog.net Michael

    I’m the only member of my family who Tweets or blogs. And I’m the big dreamer guy of the family. The rest of them want to get their stuff done and go home. So I can definitely see the correlation. I’m one who wants to think and be challenged, so yes I agree with the blanket statement in my case.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      good, glad someone agrees :)

      It is interesting though to see how it breaks down like that.

      • http://theperkinsblog.net Michael

        It really is man. I think it’s an awesome way to meet like-minded people. To be honest, it’s helped my confidence knowing that I’m not necessarily the only one who sees things differently.

  • http://shelbyisrad.wordpress.com Shelby

    I definitely see what you mean.
    I am a big dreamer and While I do know people who are task oriented and such like your sister Kelsie (? idk if thats spelled right) who HAVE twitter but they’re not active on it at all.
    I agree that there is a correlation.

  • http://www.cartoonrebellion.net Jenny

    Cs lewis once said “We read to know that we are not alone.” I think the same rings true for tweeting. “we tweet to know that we are not alone.” Dreamers, more so than just plain, task-oriented people often feel lonely, isolated, scared… especially when it comes to being called to pave new paths for the kingdom… twitter helps with that process, it holds people accountable, and builds community to where one feels not so alone, and encouraged in the dreaming stage of things…

    But the worker bees, i wish there were more of them on twitter. I think it would calm down the noise a bit.

    But what you have observed i couldn’t agree more with…. there is def a disctint difference b/w tweeople and non=tweople.

  • http://jeffgoins.myadventures.org Jeff Goins

    A “blank statement”? I hope not… ;)

    I think that use of Twitter is broken down by demographics. I heard that it’s a regional thing, as well as an age thing. I’ve heard that it’s taken off more in certain cities than in others. But it does seem that the more creative, innovative types tend to be more active on Twitter than Facebook. At least in our city and social circles, that seems to be the case…