Twitterpated

With apologies to Disney’s Bambi, I’m feeling “twitterpated” today.

For whatever reason, I’ve been sucked down the rabbit hole (another Disney movie reference, natch) of Twitter.

If you’re not already addicted, don’t click the link above. If you’re in the same boat, enjoy my “twitterings”.

Basically, it all boils down to web/mobile/IM-enabled proto-blogging and people who are already on the internet 24/7. It’s just one big social experiment answering the questions “What are you doing right now?” OR “Who cares?”

I mention this technological timesuck here because the process is both highly distributed and also collaborative and local. You can see local twitters here or here or search all of them. UPDATE: Metroblogging has an official Twitter channel/account.

I find the brief window into people’s private lives fascinating. Much like very personal blogs or journals, it’s a glimpse into the person and personality that is different than the stuff we do here. I think.

In any event, I find it interesting, so I thought I’d pass it along.

In other internet behavioral news, people in Atlanta are searching the internet for information on Spring Break quite frequently and this fact means something to the folks at Ask.com. Me? I saw a dude in a “Freaknik ’97” hat over the weekend.

Happy Twittering/Blogging/Searching!

3 Comments so far

  1. james (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

    i have been resisting the temptation to sign up for twitter successfully for a while.

    you have probably just pushed me over the edge.


  2. Michael (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    I was introduced to Twitter at SxSW last week. They had LCD screens posted around the conference center displaying live twitterings. Resulted in a micro-flash mob, a group of people twittering to create a quick lunch group, which resulted in meeting some interesting folk.


  3. james (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

    yeah, every blogger covering sxsw mentioned it. pretty cool.



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