Sunday, October 26

But ... Why?

Can anybody explain the appeal of Twitter for me? I really don't get it. I've been to the site, checked out the tweets posted by some of my favorite bloggers, but still, I just can't seem to figure out what keeps people going back.

Let's see if I've got the premise right: you write short bits of commentary about what you're doing all day, who you've seen, what you're thinking. You share them, in real-time, with the whole world. People subscribe and are able to follow your minute-by-minute activities.

Isn't that what we used to call stalking?

Really, isn't it?

The whole scheme just strikes me as ... invasive. Why on earth would anybody want hourly updates on the minutiae of my life? What purpose does having this information serve? If you really want to know what's going on in my life or inside my head at any given moment, why can't you just ask me? And if you don't ask, why should I tell you?

I'm just baffled.

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