Twitter is changing the world? C’mon now…

I added Twitter to this blog about eight weeks ago.

I thought it was a useful little applet to provide visitors to this site with an idea of whether I was around, on vacation, travelling etc.  That’s about it.

Now it seems it’s the hottest thing on the Interweb.

For the love of jebus.

This behavior of making everything that appears online as “the new new thing” just isn’t terribly helpful in my opinion. 

How long will the passion and commitment last?

Surely if you really want to know is someone online you can use IM or E-mail or perish the thought – how very analog of me – use a phone.

I think Twitter is interesting, useful even, but it’s NOT the answer to the world’s ills.  I see there’s even a new search engine that’s been released for it.

One question.

Why?

Maybe (and not for the first time) I’m missing something. Enlighten me.

Postscript:

Kevin… Thank you, I am not alone…

Postscript 1:

OK I’ll admit that Twittervision is a cool little application but will you sit and watch it twice?

2 thoughts on “Twitter is changing the world? C’mon now…

  1. Hi Tom

    I’d tend to agree. There’s still this temptation to accept that anything which has some vague pretensions to Web 2.0 must, by default, be a good thing. The net’s already littered with the carcasses of what seemed like good ideas at the time. If the people behind Twitter are smart they’ll offload it to some gullible .com giant before they realise they could have done it themselves for a fraction of the cost.

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