04 juni 2009

Time tar itu med Twitter

Twitter har det inte helt lätt för tillfället. Rapporter i stil med: "10% står för 90% av twittrandet", "Twitter dominated by men" och "Users abandoning Twitter" väller in dagligen. Vad gör då Time Magazine? - givetivs en "coverstory" om just Twitter: "How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live."
The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression. You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character updates to your "followers," and you think, Why does the world need this, exactly? It's not as if we were all sitting around four years ago scratching our heads and saying, "If only there were a technology that would allow me to send a message to my 50 friends, alerting them in real time about my choice of breakfast cereal."

[...] And yet as millions of devotees have discovered, Twitter turns out to have unsuspected depth. In part this is because hearing about what your friends had for breakfast is actually more interesting than it sounds. The technology writer Clive Thompson calls this "ambient awareness": by following these quick, abbreviated status reports from members of your extended social network, you get a strangely satisfying glimpse of their daily routines. We don't think it at all moronic to start a phone call with a friend by asking how her day is going. Twitter gives you the same information without your even having to ask.
Men visst twittras det mindre nu ändå - eller?

Följ mig här. Om du av någon anledning känner ett påträngande behov av att veta vad jag åt till frukost i morse, det vill säga.

1 kommentar:

  1. Otroligt hur mycket skriverier det varit om Twitter. Låt folk twittra liksom. Eller vad har jag missat?

    För mej svalnade twittrandet rätt snabbt,men jag gör det fortfarande...