I’ve been trying to understand the point of Twitter. Think I’ve got it now. It’s about immediacy. Who is saying what right now? Where can I join in right now? You don’t need to actually scroll through all the tweets to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
I announced I was trimming my list of people I was following (all 36 of them) because I was getting too many Tweets. One daughter burst into laughter, the other rolled her eyes, and my son put his hand on my arm and said, “We love you, Mom.” I know when I’m being patronized.
I have discovered a few blogs and music and other sites via Twitter – and I’ve enjoyed the odd “conversation” occasionally – and now I’ve found a charming little piece by Arvo Pärt. This is something a number of students would enjoy.
Twitter seems to be a nice little supplement to blogging.
Here’s the Pärt: