Thursday, August 14, 2008
Why you love Twitter

So much noise today about Twitter and its recent decisions to (gasp!) cap following to 2,000 people and (shock!) stop the UK text messaging service.

I've been meaning to write this post for a while but watching the rising bile on Summize has spurred me to finally put finger to keyboard.

Why you love Twitter...

1. It's like MySpace for grownups. "Hey! Thanks for following!" = "Hi! Thanks for the add!"
2. Email's straining under the weight of spam. Twitter blocking gives you more control.
3. It's a massive chatroom. Except it's more interesting as everybody's always showing off.
4. It breaks, and when you whinge about it with others it makes you feel part of something.
5. People say things like "Morning Twitterland! Just woke up!". Heh heh. Idiots.
6. You can't describe it. Biz can't describe it. Normal people don't understand it.
7. It's the only time you speak directly to Scoble (even though he won't answer. Or even read it).
8. Downloading new Twitter clients gives you something new to play with for 30 seconds.
9. Wil Wheaton once @ed you. Wil frickin' Wheaton!
10. You secretly love the big whale for its easy smile in the face of monumental failure.

Go on, admit it.