Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

To Twitter?

You’d have to be living under the Interock for the past two weeks not to know what Twitter is.

Discussion of the application of Twitter to news and newspapers, for networking, GTD (Getting Things Done, etc. has been widespread and creative. I’ve seen a lot of news media people jump on the Twitter wagon.

However, I’m not sure how Twitter could be useful to me. I’m on AIM or have my cellphone with me at all times. I don’t really care if you’re having lunch with so-and-so, watching tv, or grading papers. If I want to see someone, I call or e-mail or IM and ask to do so. Twitter seems to me to take the Facebook stalking phenomenon to a whole new level.

Will I remember to update it? Will my nemesis follow my every move and attack when I’m vulnerable? Will not using Twitter make me look like an old fogie?

What do you guys think about Twitter?

  • Come for the opportunity to tell all your Internet friends how your breakfast is — without blogging it for the whole world (and the search engines) to see — but stay for the snarky commentary on how someone else’s breakfast went down.

  • Come for the opportunity to tell all your Internet friends how your breakfast is — without blogging it for the whole world (and the search engines) to see — but stay for the snarky commentary on how someone else’s breakfast went down.

  • Now if only I ate breakfast…

  • Now if only I ate breakfast…

  • I’m torn like you, but I’m leaning away from Twitter. It doesn’t even sound that cool to me. It sounds like I would forget to update it. I have enough things to track and update online. Plus, this hasn’t reached a critical mass of my friends to make it worth my time. I’m not really sure anyone, myself included, cares what I had for breakfast or where. (But maybe this is because I’m 6 hours away from most of them in a place where nobody’s recognize anything except “work” and “home”?)

  • I’m torn like you, but I’m leaning away from Twitter. It doesn’t even sound that cool to me. It sounds like I would forget to update it. I have enough things to track and update online. Plus, this hasn’t reached a critical mass of my friends to make it worth my time. I’m not really sure anyone, myself included, cares what I had for breakfast or where. (But maybe this is because I’m 6 hours away from most of them in a place where nobody’s recognize anything except “work” and “home”?)

  • Joe

    Under the Interock? No wonder my shoulder hurts.

  • Joe

    Under the Interock? No wonder my shoulder hurts.

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