Wednesday, August 5, 2009

140 Characters

I never thought I would understand twitter. I always thought it was dumb. I figured if people had something important to say, that they would take longer that 140 characters to say it. I also figured that with facebook status updates, Twitter was basically just a stripped down version of facebook. It turns out I was wrong.

Twitter is about saying what you have to say concisely. Sometimes it's clever, sometimes it's just plain random. Sometimes it means nothing, and sometimes it means everything. There are times when it feels like you have a cool community of people around you on twitter even if you're only following like...4 people, and there are times when you just feel like you're all alone in a sea of celebrities with too much time on your hands.

Today someone tweeted something and it made my heart pound. 140 characters and I've got a physical and emotional response going. Twitter isn't dumb like everyone says it is, it's just misunderstood.

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