Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Whither Twitter?

Can you picture yourself tweeting when you are 90 years old?

What about fifty?

What about five years from now?

Really, how long will the average normal person use Twitter? Until death? Until Ashton Kutcher's death?

Don't get me wrong, I like Twitter. I like seeing opinions from around the world, and knowing that a global community is at my fingertips. I like getting to know people I never would have known otherwise, and learning from them. I like feeling like I can tap into humanity at any time, day or night. I like all of that. I just don't know how I, or anyone for that matter, can sustain it.

I don't know what would make me stop though. Trolls? Dealt with them. Spam? Blocked them. Unwanted attention? I'm sorry, I'm not sure what that phrase means. Something bigger, better and cooler? Possibly.

Really though, I think there will just be a time when I tire of it. Maybe it will be because of ads. Or because of time constraints. Or because there are just too damn many kids on it.

Or maybe I'll just feel I've said all I have to say.


Oh, yeah, right. Like THAT will ever happen.

10 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

I can't ever picture myself tweeting ;)

LL Cool Joe said...

I never tweet. I don't have Facebook and I don't msn etc.

I don't have a mobile phone.

I think it's just that I don't want to be that available to the world. I have a tough time keeping my blog going sometimes.

Jen said...

I'm a little ambivilant about tweeting. I enjoy reading others, but just don't really put much out there. I've been thinking of ending my facebook association as well. Lately it seems like more hassle than it's worth. Even the blog gets me in trouble sometimes. People take it too personally or whatever. I've stopped telling people I have one.

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

Twitter can be fun, but it also has it's down side. Facebook does for that matter, too. Taking things out of context, general snark when there shouldn't be. Then they can keep families in the loop with each other, etc. I am kind of looking forward to Google+ I think it will be nice to be able to separate blog friends, IRL friends and blogging friends...the only thing I KNOW that annoys me, is that all these social networking is killing face to face conversation. My oldest can't spell, she gets super awkward with in person talking, like interviews, bosses, professors.

Dr. Cynicism said...

I'd like to think I'll always use the Twitter - only because it allows me quick ways to therapeutically vent.

Erin said...

I've been thinking a lot about Twitter lately, myself. I love it, but I do wonder how long it's going to be the go-to social media site. Until the next best thing, I guess.

Kev D. said...

I was going to comment, but I LL Cool Joe just blew my mind... I thought I was the only one...

Phil said...

I think some day in the not too distant future something bigger and better than Twitter will come along. Remember when Myspace was the big thing?

Jen Has A Pen said...

Twitter is something I enjoy... but something that is ONE.MORE.THING. on the list of shit to do. I love it. And I hate it. :-)

Three Cats and a Baby said...

Please don't ever leave us!!