we tweet, therefore we are
I’m snipping this and posting it here just so I have a place to refer people when they ask, as they sometimes do, what the hell the appeal is of Twitter (for me, at least). This nails it:
Twitter is a social network, yes, but it’s a social network without the superpoke scrabtaculous zombie noise and, for that, I’m thankful, because I’ve got work to do. Yes, I could spend days tidying my profile and scrubbing my friends list, but to what end? I want to know more people, and sure, it’s interesting to see what they’re up to, but what I really want to know is what is going on inside their heads with a minimum of fuss.
I want to see how they see the world. This is why I follow people on Twitter. This is why they follow me.
Facebook fatigue is setting in very, very deeply already for me, and I just can’t help but feel like its dominant position will come crashing down hard in the next 12 to 18 months.
Twitter and I will still be here when the dust settles, I hope.