Entertain us! Distract us! Compel us!

(Please note, because of the time that has passed since I wrote this article, it may no longer reflect my current views or the most accurate and complete information available on this subject.)

We Made It!Earlier this year, I kind of made fun of Twitter. And people who use Twitter. I kind of called them things like "insane" and "isolated" and "distracted." I would like to officially apologize to anyone who felt offended by those statements.

Completely unrelated, I'm now trying out Twitter myself. I could tell you that I'm not doing it for the fame or the money or the inevitable product endorsement requests I'll get. I could tell you that it's purely a professional endeavor as I continue to try to keep my finger on the pulse of Internet culture. I could tell you about how I'm trying out different Twitter interfaces, APIs, applications, and related tools as a part of research for various projects.

All of these things might be true to some degree, but really, at some base level, I don't know why I'm doing it, and I reserve the right to pull the eject handle at any time. But for now - cringe - I'm there.

4 thoughts on “Entertain us! Distract us! Compel us!

  1. I like Twitter, kind of. It won't accept SMS from my phone, so I have to post from another service, jott.com that takes voice and transfers it to text. And that means the tweets aren't always what I wanted to say b/c of voice recognition problems. But Twitter's fun. And I too said I'd never get on it. I said "Who'd want to follow me around?" but you can only be stalked if you tweet everything you do, which, if you do that, you deserve to be stalked.

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