Friday, April 25, 2008
Just learned about Twitter
I was just reading about this Twitter thing on CNN- it's a micro-blogging tool. Basically, you can keep people updated about your every move in life in between writing on your blog, texting, and emailing. Our lives are so wonderful and interesting that we ought not remove one second from the public domain. It's funny, if someone said to "us" (we, the people) that we were required to post about what we were doing, both in long and short format, voice, video, and sms media, we'd holler "big brother!". But give us enough rope and we'll hang ourselves. So, why not. I'm in.
So, this twitter thing- I guess those who use it could be considered twits, no? Anyway, you update tiny messages about what you're doing. The guy on CNN was in Egypt covering political unrest and long story short, was able to get help for himself with one twitter post, "Arrested". His friends following his every move knew instantly he was in trouble and arranged help.
Hopefully nothing like that happens to me, but if it does, I'll let you know. Just check my twitter (would that be the correct usage?). Or my blog. Or I'll just email you. Or call. Or I just grabbed a bunch of still-fresh pine needles, I'll send a smoke signal, or throw a message in a bottle.
Message in a bottle- that could be an AWESOME networking site- I can see it now- virtual messages set afloat in an electronic sea- where it lands, who knows...
Anyway, here's my question, because I'm not entirely sold on the twitter thing- if I can post messages directly to my blog (along with pictures), and I can make them long if I want or twitter-esque short, what's the benefit to twitter? No offense, but I don't know too many people who are so interesting (yeah, I'm talking to you) that I want to know what they're doing every minute. Neither do I think I'm so interesting as to post my actions...what do you think?
Posted by Jenni at 10:19 PM