T is for Twitter and Too fast and Thoughtlessness and Trouble

Will it improve on the silence?

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo  in WarsawI joined Twitter in July 2007, I’m told. I tried it out for a few weeks, but didn’t “get” it and frankly forgot about it for at least a couple years.

Now I post my various blogs to it automatically through Networked Blogs. I only have about 7,100 tweets. I follow about 1,850 people, and am followed by almost 1,300, but I am genuinely unconcerned about the numbers.

Whereas Twitter, for some people, seems to be the lifeblood for their connectedness to the world. Unfortunately, because it’s so easy, because the message are necessarily so short – like people’s attention spans – folks have made bad choices on the platform:
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