In a way I find our addiction to social media hilarious. This is quite fitting since we are all learning about Twitter right now. Has anyone been about to go to bed and their laptop is 3 feet away and you grab it to update your status on Twitter to “going to bed” or “had a long day I did this, this and this, finally going to bed?” Ok now tell me, how many followers do you actually have (since almost all of us signed up within the week). Isn’t it terrible that probably no one will read that yet we have this urge to edit what it says?
If it is on Twitter, Facebook or Myspace the desire to let people know your next move exists. I found a story on PR Practitioner about how Tweets will soon turn into “a sidebar in the newspaper”. I think the author, Brian Camen, means that events are being followed so closely on Twitter that maybe some users comments on tweets will actually turn into quotes in the NY Times. My login name is “Flynchie” could you imagine if you read a article in the NY Times that said, “I know that Barack will make a true change to the United States” commented Flynchie on Twitter. Rellly?
There is a specific language that people speak on Twitter as well. You give information in a respectful manner, not to mention quickly. Twitter Search allows you to follow specific events, which became very popular during the 2008 election. I feel that in order to be “good” at Twitter I need to really get a hang of the #, @ and all of the other random codes existing.
I almost ask, what is our world coming to and then I wonder, are we just adapting to our technology as quickly as it is advancing? If we have gotten this far with the internet in about 15 years, I can’t even believed where we will be in another 15 yearas. We will just have to see if Brian Camen is right in the end and if Twitter turns into a sidebar in a newspaper.