Get off my lawn!  There, needed to get that joke out right away.

Playing catch-up after many years, I signed up on Facebook and Twitter.  And I just don’t get Facebook.  It seems to be Twitter plus the ugliness of the 1995 personal web page and an absolutely baffling UI.  It’s too much information and nothing permanent.  Plus, you know, it has all those world domination plans.

So I’m some sort of social networking retard, except I get Twitter.  I think its brilliance is precisely in its 140 character limitation.  I don’t feel overwhelmed by people’s tweets, and if something goes a little long it’s kind of fun to cut it down to size; if it can’t be done that’s a sign it wants to be a blog entry.

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