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For All You People Who Hate Twitter...

Cre8d Design: The Lifespan and Depth of Tweets vs Blog Posts
…blogs may have been twee or self-absorbed or clumsily written or emo or just plain boring – isn’t that the joy of a diary? – but they at least required the writer to take the time to process the events of their life, and the attendant emotions they generated – before putting finger to keyboard. The result, in many cases, was a detailed archive of events and memories that they can look back on now and say “that was how I was then”.


The thing of it is, people who think of Twitter as "microblogging" have got the wrong end of the stick. Twitter isn't "blogging" at all. Twitter is "macrochatting." Twitter is IMing with the universe, and to really get into it (and get something out of it), you have to treat it as such.

As such, I love Twitter, but I would never mistake it for any kind of deep connection. At best it's a bulletin board.

-The Gneech

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adaram
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Agreed
Twitter, for me, is a news feed, and mainly focused on my gaming habit. It's wonderful at that! It is definitely not a medium for communication aka a blog!
withoneb
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
I agree with the sentiment in general. Twitter for me is a fast and easy way to share links or/and have quick exchanges with people I don't get to see otherwise.

Anyways, yeah, I wouldn't consider Twitter to be a blog of any kind.

lowen_kind
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I've always said that LJ was a kind of on-line diary. Hard to believe that I'm keep a journal of any kind.

I view Twitter a sort of one of those electronic message boards one sees on the highway. It's a flash of info that changes second to second.

That message board flashes "30 minute delay due to construction." which gives you idea of what is happening now, but for the more detailed info on why the delay is occurring you have to read the billboard that has the construction info on it.

So, that is how I see the difference between Twitter and LJ. For brief "news flash" you need Twitter. For a look behind the scenes you need LJ.
kendokamel
Oct. 1st, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I couldn't agree more.
kylet
Oct. 1st, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
I have far more choice words to describe Twitter, but I won't go into that here.
carlfoxmarten
Oct. 2nd, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
Wow, that is so true!

No wonder I slightly despise it.
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