“Heading home for the weekend!!!”
“C1 Build Failed.”
“Is this thing on? Blustery day in Albuquerque. Making some progress on a few loose ends at work.”
“Why oh why do I keep watching Smallville?”
“I wonder if anybody interesting was born”
The above quotes are from Twitter, a site where people write whatever pops into their head.
Several blogs have raved about twitter and I wondered what I was missing out on.
“Yep, I finally ‘get’ Twitter, and unfortunately, it’s highly addictive.” (Brian Clark after posting I’m still trying to figure out if I want to use Twitter a few weeks before)
“He also convinced me to start using Twitter . . . Twitter is fantastic” (Rich Schefren)
“you can keep in touch no matter where you are” (Caroline Middlebrook)
I have yet to figure out what there is to “get” with twitter. A question on AskMetafilter had responses matching my own feelings, but that doesn’t help to understand why people love Twitter so much. Maybe people are just wired differently. Some have Twitter-friendly wiring while others don’t see the use.
There are plenty of people who are wired for Twitter. It’s popularity is growing fast, and it’s success has sparked a new generation of web sites like FoodFeed where people post what they ate and TwittEarth where you can watch the Earth twitter away in graphical splendor.