Monday, February 9, 2015

Touching upon the Twitterverse

We're talking today about Twitter today in Foundations, and we're off to a pretty good start, except that because I'm not such a big user of Twitter, and some of my students are, I defer to others as a way of describing the appeal.

Frankly, I don't quite get the idea--I see it as a way of unleashing a firehose of information at myself, stepping into an theater where I'm in the crowd along with everyone else and we're all actors on the same level.  It seems like a madhouse, like having lots of little radio stations playing at once with each of them having very little to say or making reference to other things that also have very little to say.

So, I'm interested in what the appeal is.  Of course, I can see the appeal for someone who's got a lot to say and wants to create a conduit to a lot of people.

I can also see the value of hashtags, a way of accumulating the statements and views of a lot of people on a subject.

On the other hand, Left Shark.

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