I’ve had recent conversations recently about not “getting” Twitter. To a certain extent, I understand how it can be useful and the examples of it being so are neat, I suppose. Maybe it just seems like more effort than its worth for me. Or maybe it’s just that I feel connected enough to my close friends as is? I don’t know.
I think the thing that bugs me most about Twitter and “micro-blogging” like Facebook statuses is that personal blogs in general have died down quite a bit. I liked the time/effort people used to put into blog posts and being able to read someone’s thoughts more than 140 characters at a time. I like the historical “diary” nature of blogs. On Facebook it seems like everything is a constant stream that you lose track of after a while (I know that’s not entirely accurate, but it seems that way) and having all that interaction “trapped” sounds less than desirable to me. I enjoy being able to dig through years of blog posts and see what I was writing about years and years ago without it being locked in a “proprietary” system.
Digressing, one of my favorite things to do in my new house is sit on my couch and surf while I play music with my Mac Mini on my speaker system. I somehow generally don’t get very lonely doing that and it keeps me pretty content. I’m sure I’ll get tired of this music eventually though…
“It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be
She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before” - Michael Sembello