At the behest of Critt
, I'm now on twitter
as a complement to the blog. Sean
are with me so at least I'm not out there shouting into the wind.
I'll give twitter
a fair trial. The geek world, of which I claim no membership in due to technical incompetence and sheer lack of time to fully investigate, seems to be very excited
about this app ( though not everybody
). Rick Klau
(previous link) called it "micro blogging"
which I think is probably a sustainable, cognitive format for holding attention, moreso than "hey...I'm going to take a shower now" type messages, which would become a tyranny of the mundane once the novelty of using twitter wears off.
We get a mental "charge" or arousal from connectivity with another personwith the social networking aspect but without some kind of interesting content to sustain the connection, our attention is apt to wander.
Labels: blogging, cognition, networks, social networks, twitter