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Posted: 12/14/2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
Tags: Web 2.0

Time to Flip Twitter the Bird?


Three years ago, radio shouts Twitter. I say LOL – 140 characters, who'll want it? Dumber the idea, greater chance of success. History proves me wrong – again. "Goverati" jump in, two feet. Even Fed CIOs chirp up. Figure can't beat them, join them. I register my Twitter account. "Tweet ups" abound – I'm never invited. Don't know what to chirp – I'm not that interesting. Read other chirps. Celebs interesting. Politicians and PR types make gaffs. Most other chirps plain dull. Porn starts. Spam starts. I just got a sandwich – should I chirp? No. Feeling constipated – should I chirp? No. Headed to ELC – should I chirp? Maybe. Better to keep hands on wheel. Am I just too old? Do I sound like Andy Rooney? Do I look fat in this? Confused. Wait-and-see attitude. Now the buzz is dying. Apart from "Twiddicts" – hard to write w/out smirking – chirps dropping. Question – has twitter "jumped the shark?" Are complete thoughts and full sentences back in vogue?