Saturday, April 10, 2010

To Tweet or Not to Tweet...Why Is That Even a Question?

I suppose this could be nothing more than a generational gap, but I really don’t understand the attraction to tweeting.

I suppose celebrities, especially those of the younger generation, think that everyone is desperately interested to hear about the minutia of their daily lives.

But why do so many people find all that stuff fascinating? Shouldn't they GET A LIFE! ... or am I missing something?


Matt Sperry said...

Twitter is just like blogger, except you can't use more than 140 characters. What you said in this post was a common criticism of blogging in the early 2000s, but yourself and others found a way to use blogs without posting a bunch of pictures of your cat. Yes, there's a lot of crap on twitter, but the same goes for any blogging platform, and it's hardly an indictment of the medium.

Mike said...

Jim, I agree insofar as there are "billions and billions" of tweets that are inanities spawned of hubris. I have heard, though, that some companies, for example, airlines, are using Twitter to advise of flight/gate changes and delays and cancellations.

I guess the trick is to sort the wheat from the chaff, eh?