This is my first tweet in a while, and I’m not using Twitter.com or a specialized Twitter client in order to do so. I’m using the Publicize feature of WordPress.com, which can set configured to send posts to Twitter and to Yahoo Updates.
Twitter reminds me of a conversation I had, long ago and far away, about getting a home computer. My friend Mike asked: “What would I do with one? Index my toenail clippings?”
Tweets are the toenail clippings of social media. Twitter is a platform because it enables third parties to index the toenail clippings. It sounds silly, and maybe it is, but Twitter has caught on, rather as home computers did all those years ago. Perhaps they are on the decline now, as mobile devices are on the rise.
Talking of declines, this post is also going to Yahoo…