I’ve gotten interested lately in the role of lurkers within the Twitter social network. I recently posted this tweet:
Though I wasn’t specifically soliciting feedback on this issue, I received lots of responses from Twitter users who wanted to talk about how and why they user Twitter. These are, keep in mind, people who self-identify as lurkers–yet they responded to me through Twitter.
Clearly, this is something people want to talk about.
So I’m interested in finding out more.
I’ve created a short survey, intended to gather some basic information about the use of Twitter by people who consider themselves lurkers or light users of Twitter, and I’d also be thrilled to hear any thoughts you have on the phenomenon of lurking in Twitter or other online social networks, either through the survey or in comments to this post. I’ll post the results of the survey to this blog. The survey is available here.