From JP on January 17th: Twitter is fast becoming my personal submarine and periscope to the ocean of the World Wide Web
From Ann on January 23rd: I think this year is Twitter’s year. I think their tipping point has been reached and passed.
From Stephen Fry just yesterday: Welcome to my twitterworld
But I'm still not sure about it. Two possible reactions:
From the stereotypical new woman, enthusiastic about this new way to communicate:
I am a twitter. Sexy, fun, dietin' manhunter.
Or from the stereotypical dinosaur, a guy who doesn't believe in all this new technology:
I am a twit. Terse, XY, fundie, tin man, hunter.
The same letters in the same order, just slightly different spacing.
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I went to a lecture by a renowned venture capitalist at the Stanford Entrepreneurial Network, and he was raving about Twitter. He claimed he could happily give up his email, but not his Twitter accout, for a week. I really thought about challenging him about it, but didn't.
I just don't get twitter. What is so great about it? You can tell people what you are doing...great for those who want to know, I guess. But it hardly seems "useful".
I think it's a precursor to the day we will be able to have tiny, hi-res cameras attached to us, uploading pics automatically. That could be fun and provide a very detailed glimpse very quickly, but again, I would quickly tire of looking at thousands up picture updates from friends every day.
Twittering is what idiots do.
I don't really get it either, but I do see the potential of it.
So far, I prefer email precisely because of its slightly batched-up nature - I'd like to think I spend the vast majority of my life "offline", online status updates are infrequent, but twitter seems to suggest that it should be always be up-to-date.
But even I have a twitter account now - follow me :)
Twitter, facebook, myspace, flickr, photobucket, other personalized portals, my this, my that, second life, profiles, sheesh! People seem to spend more time updating all this crap rather than living their lives.
Obviously, I'm at
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