I held out for so long. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it has never been MY strong suit -- and I don't really have time to waste on yet another social media platform. So I have completely ignored Twitter and "tweeting" up to this point and know very little about it other than the nasty Donald Trump tweets that made headlines recently. But Son the Eldest, who is on Parental Technology Probation and is temporarily banned from social media, informed me that his AP Psychology teacher tweets hints for her daily reading quizzes, letting students on Twitter know ahead of time what one of the five quiz questions will be. So I have jumped down the rabbit hole into the weird alternate universe of the little blue Tweetie Bird in the interest of my son's academic success.
Bizarrely, when I first attempted to create a new Twitter account USING MY OWN GMAIL ADDRESS, I was informed that someone named Stogner Obola, located in Indonesia, already had created a Twitter account for that email address. For MY email address. What?!! I had them send a password reset to my email address, and then I was able to get into this Stogner person's account, which was suspended by Twitter for spam activity. Uh-huh. I changed the password, user name, and all the settings and information but I'm still kind of weirded out by it. I've had that gmail account since 2009 and I don't think it has ever been compromised, and I have never received any emails from Twitter that I remember. I don't know how someone could have created the account in the first place without being able to access and confirm my email account. Whatever -- it's been reclaimed, and they are not getting into it again.
So now that I have this Twitter account, I would like to know whether there is any potential value in it for me. Should I just follow the AP Psychology teacher so I can pass the quiz hints along to my son and leave it at that, or is there anything in Twitter for me? Do any of you use Twitter, and if so, what for?