In the past couple days there have been over 13,000 views of the above post in my microblog. Thirty-nine strangers have "liked" it.Our explorations of Lisbon were enhanced by @RickSteves informative audio tour:https://t.co/f6SyieFh5v pic.twitter.com/1GjFxoVyV2— Tom Wilson (@TomPhase3) March 18, 2018
Typically, at this point, there would have been about 100 impressions.
My microblog is an exercise in gratitude for something about each day of my life. I use Twitter as the platform for my microblog. It has a good app that makes it convenient for posting.
I don't particularly use Twitter as a social medium, but I do enjoy it as a way to interact with individuals or organizations via direct messaging. I don't follow people on Twitter, except via private lists.
The driver of traffic to my recent post is Rick Steves, an American travel broadcaster specializing in European travel. I respect him: he travels light, and he tries to understand what he sees without xenophobia. The simple act of him or one of his assistants liking or retweeting a Tweet gives that Tweet a life it does not necessarily deserve. Hence the exposure for my recent post.
The power of social media to distort concerns me. Today I logged into Facebook for the first time in a couple years and deleted my account.