Saturday, July 12, 2008

See now look...

Your opinion on Twitter and other micrologs obliterating blogging depends on whether you have certifiable geniuses in your "friend" lists.* Do I want to know what 99% of the population is thinking at any given moment? I'd pay not to. Do I want to know what Warren Ellis and John Rogers are thinking?**

Bring on the microlog revolution.




*Also depends on if you're blogging to be discovered and make money...which would certainly not put you in the brainiac 1% category anyway, so quit yo bitchin' about the Twitter threat...

**If this were a bad William Gibson movie adaptation starring Keanue Reeves, we would all have microlog chips implanted in our brain and be able to hack into any human's channel...which would cause Keanu to utter his awed catchphrase "Whooooa!" when he picked up David Milch's. Or Mark Waid's.

3 comments:

JC said...

Not really sure about the ins and outs of twitter. However it is like a catch 22 situation. Knowing what others think could be beneficial at times - whereas in contrast you could lose a lot of friends if you knew what were going on their minds.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered Twitter myself the other day. No opinion either way. Perhaps I should take another look at that site.

-Freckles

Raquel said...

Just tried setting up Twitter and have to say, was less than impressed. But, really, my overall issue with it is the ultimate concept of it--I honestly don't want to know minute-by-minute thoughts of everyone and found myself entering lame things into Twitter just to fill the void. Ridiculous. At least with a blog there are a few moments of consideration before sharing your thoughts with the universe. And spell check!