What’s the Point of Protecting Twitter Updates?

I was randomly searching for people to follow on Twitter. Decided I would type in “Houston, TX” since I live in the Houston area so I could follow some local folks. Start looking through the 21 pages of results and I find at least two or three people on every page have their updates protected.

What’s the point?

I mean a part of me gets it. You don’t want the entire world to read your updates. But at the same time, why sign up for an overly social site if you’re going to basically be anti-social? It seems counter-productive to me. Maybe, I’m just a little more open with my updates, but I also wouldn’t post something that I was not comfortable with the whole world knowing anyway. I guess I’m just careful like that.

Anyone have any thoughts on this matter? Are you someone who has their Twitter updates set to private? If so, why? I would really like to know and understand.

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3 Responses to What’s the Point of Protecting Twitter Updates?

  1. Tina Russell says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Tina Russell

  2. Different people use Twitter in different ways. Some folks use it to update just their close friends. They use it to keep just their own social circle updated with their doings.

    Other people use it in a more open way. But neither one is the “wrong” way. There is no “wrong” way to use Twitter. It is what you want it to be.

  3. Different people use Twitter in different ways. Some folks use it to update just their close friends. They use it to keep just their own social circle updated with their doings.

    Other people use it in a more open way. But neither one is the “wrong” way. There is no “wrong” way to use Twitter. It is what you want it to be.

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