I’m a pretty Web-2.0-savvy kind of person. I have a domain name, a blog, I’m on Facebook, LinkedIn… No one could say that I’m a Luddite.
However, I have to ask — what’s with this Twitter thing? So much press, ‘everyone’ is on it. A few weeks ago, the Guardian reported:
…it is huge step up to hold, as the Israeli consulate in New York did last week, a public, government-backed “citizens’ conference” on the social site Twitter – and then to keep replying to comments from all over the globe. It has proved massively popular: the consulate’s Twitter site (twitter.com/israelconsulate) yesterday afternoon had 3,739 followers, and at one point was posting a new comment, or answer to a comment, nearly every second.
On the Twitter website, it says, ‘With Twitter, you can stay hyperâ€“connected to your friends and always know what theyâ€™re doing.’
- Eating soup? Research shows that moms want to know.
- Running late to a meeting? Your coâ€“workers might find that useful.
- Partying? Your friends may want to join you.
Why? Why would you want to be hyper-connected?
I usually can’t think of anything non-banal to pass onto my friends via my Facebook status. So I don’t update.
According to Twitter, though, my friends, family and co-workers want to know the banal details of my life. Eh? Really? Really really?