Blog Herald Column: Twitter Lowers The Bar For Blogging
Itâ€™s only a matter of time before people start to Twitter in the bathroom. If you donâ€™t know what Twitter is (either because you donâ€™t follow online technology or youâ€™ve been locked in a sock drawer), that IS as bad is it sounds, but not in the way you probably think.
If you do follow online technology, you know that Twitter is the anywhere, anytime, instant publishing solution that lowers the threshold for publishing about yourself several orders of magnitude below blogging, such that there is nothing you can possibly be doing that is too mundane, private, or uninteresting that it isnâ€™t worth posting on Twitter. Use of Twitter recently exploded in the geekosphere at the SXSW conference, leading to much pontificating on the existential meaning of Twitter, i.e. I Twitter, therefore I am.