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the twitter curve

My own feelings about Twitter have gone back and forth across indecision street for a while, and despite a moment of excitement it’s still not part of my life-kit.

So I was amused to see Blyberg pointing out Kathy Sierra’s poo-poo-ing of Twitter.

Ironically, services like Twitter are simultaneously leaving some people with a feeling of not being connected, by feeding the fear of not being in the loop. By elevating the importance of being “constantly updated,” it amplifies the feeling of missing something if you’re not checking Twitter (or Twittering) with enough frequency.

Though I think what I really liked about Twitter was the potential for a really _really_ lightweight blogging platform (or easy to use message broker), I have to admit that Kathy’s criticism of the social aspects (costs) is pretty close to the mark.