I tried to write this post a few days ago, and got it so fouled up in the process that I ended up deleting it. Let’s see if I can be any more coherent today.
Twitter – does it seem like either you love it or hate it?
I’m twittering. I love it.
Himself hates it. With the burning passion of a thousand fiery suns.
Twitter holds the dubious honor of being the first web 2.0 app to divide the household.
What is Twitter? Think of it as IMing the universe. A place to articulate those stream-of-consciousness moments, as they occur. When I first started twittering, I hadn’t yet developed a community of followers and friends. In Twitter-speak, a follower is someone who has chosen to follow your twitterings either by web, or phone. A friend is someone YOU’RE following. Without friends and followers, you are drinking from the web 2.0 firehose. It’s just too much. With friends and followers, I’m sharing my life to a far greater degree of intimacy and immediacy, and sharing their lives. I know when Andy’s gotten on the train, when epred’s got the midnight baby shift, and what’s happening at SXSW.
Speaking of SXSW, I hear they had live projections of twitterings at the conference.
Liveblogging taken up a level.
There have been some hiccups. Questions about utility or futility, impersonations, etc.
But there’s a lot of good stuff out there too.
It’s all about declarative living.