Twitter is a thing you might have heard about. You probably joined it or know someone who has. There’s a good chance you gave it up as irrelevant to your life, and then maybe you came back to it for a time and gave it a real go. Like the vcr to the television, the flash bulb to the photograph, the camera to your cell phone— twitter is a parcel of innovation on top of the significant transformation in the way human beings communicate. Still, you might consider this bit of technology meaningless to your daily practice. Let’s draw some lines. Let’s sketch it out.
Reasons to avoid Twitter:
Frenetic energy of links and fury signifying nothing.
The word “tweet” will enter your lexicon—function occasionally as a verb and occasionally as a noun, alienate grammarians, annoy conversationalists and discourage realtime human beings from speaking to you.
Weak ties won’t make you any less lonely
Good reasons to use twitter:
The future is here, it’s all around, it’s group texting you right now
Gain access to another dimension where people are quite possibly interested in your thoughts
Cultivate a personalized network of individuals who will periodically enrich your life with very low commitment