1. Saturday, April 4, 2009

    everywhere people are talking about twitter. 

    after the cubs – yankees game i heard joe girardi interviewed and he was asked if he has a rule against players tweeting during the game, he said he isnt on twitter, doesnt know why anyone would want those sorts of details about others, but doesnt have a rule against it. apparently there are two yankees who use twitter during games.

    last night on the late late show the scottish host asked zooey dachenel if she used twitter, she too said she didnt (proof) but lots of her friends do.

    then today im reading our vegas blog and patrick stump the singer of fall out boy was asked about twitter and he had this to say:

    Everyone is connected, but in this very impersonal way. No one has any mystery to their lives. They are electing not to have any secrets, because everyone goes onto whatever social networking thing. I never did any of it. All my friends are on it. I was something of a Luddite before I had my laptop. And, by modern terms I am not particularly computer savvy. I am on Wikipedia all the time. But I don’t know if this makes people less lonely or more lonely. You have a couple hundred MySpace friends. But you don’t know any of them personally. There is an idea of connection but it is a flimsy connection between yourself in the rest of the world when you are just Twittering people. I am not saying those things aren’t cool. But you can’t rely exclusively on that.

    every day at work we try to figure out better ways to reach people would would love what we’ve got, and twitter is definately a part of making that happen.

    its nuts.