I’ve been finding the Twitter phenomenon truly baffling. Why would I care to post an up-to-the-minute timeline of my life? Why would I care to follow such a timeline of someone else? And yet, lots of seemingly intelligent people are participating in this, and seem to think that it’s pretty cool, and, dare I say it, USEFUL. I’m not sure I need yet another thing to fill my already-too-busy time, and posting updates to a website so that strangers can read it just seems somewhat exhibitionist. Even more exhibitionist than having a blog.
But even weirder, it seems it’s supposed to be keeping your friends appraised of what’s going on in your life, without the inconvenience of actual interpersonal interaction.
Dunno. Perhaps I’ll give it a try, but I really can’t see myself sticking with this for more than a few seconds.