Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Don't Get Twitter? Look Here.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/160980/tweet_twitter.html?tk=rss_news.  For anyone that still doesn't get Twitter, the dinosaurs that they are...

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Anonymous said...

I do get Twitter, but after trying it for a year or two I came to the conclusion that I really can't be arsed with it. 95% (at least) of the tweets I saw when I was on there were abject tripe. I already have major procrastination issues, and I don't need another app which makes me waste time. Also, who do I think I am that I need strangers to read "Sara is washing her hair/has made chilli con carne/insert mindless drivel here" in order to feel validated? I already have LJ where the drivel is far less mindless.

I do know there are good things about Twitter, but I can't bring myself to care about them in the light of the bad. The only reason I'd use it again is to follow Stephen Fry, and I've not done that yet, even. He has a blog anyway.

teddlesruss dat who! said...

mmm nah then you don't get it. Not really.

It's not another chore to do before you get to the email and the SMS, it obviates the need for emails and SMS in many cases. Yes it's one more thing to watch, but not so onerous a task that I cringe inwardly every time I open the Twitter web page. (Despite the totally CRAP UI...)

And - as a matter of fact - if I'm following you I *AM* wanting to hear "Sara is washing her hair/has made chilli con carne/insert mindless drivel here" about you, if I didn't, I wouldn't be following you. I *WANT* to know that my local people are all going to a particular coffee house for lunch. I *WANT* to know that X is home with a particularly bad flu.

This is what Twitter was *MADE* for.

The fact that I can also contact friends in Melbourne with a DM, or find out that my friend Fred Blogger in South Pants has experienced an earthquake that caused a train wreck and a plane crash and a billion dollar deficit in peanut farms buried in landslides, those are happy fringe benefits.

Because there's nothing that makes me feel more connected with the entire world than to know what all those Twitter people all over the globe are "doing right now"...

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