March 15, 2010

Joel about Twitter

Just read "Puppy!" post by Joel and found this great part about Twitter there:

"Although I appreciate that many people find Twitter to be valuable, I find it a truly awful way to exchange thoughts and ideas. It creates a mentally stunted world in which the most complicated thought you can think is one sentence long. It’s a cacophony of people shouting their thoughts into the abyss without listening to what anyone else is saying. Logging on gives you a page full of little hand grenades: impossible-to-understand, context-free sentences that take five minutes of research to unravel and which then turn out to be stupid, irrelevant, or pertaining to the television series Battlestar Galactica. I would write an essay describing why Twitter gives me a headache and makes me fear for the future of humanity, but it doesn’t deserve more than 140 characters of explanation, and I’ve already spent 820."

I dislike this flaming place too. And yes, although 140 characters is definitely more then a typical phrase of Elle the Cannibal from The Twelve Chairs (an woman who has a vocabulary of only 30 words), it is far less then I'd like to have for expressing myself.

So... Twitter is good, but not for me. And I was glad to hear one more approval that not just I think so ;)