Friday, July 17, 2009


A co-worker just got a Twitter account, and her first (and thus far only) post was one I thought strange...

I am trying to figure out why people think they need to keep up with what everyone else is doing. Mind your own business.

Seems a weird thing to post to Twitter, a site whose whole reason for being is to answer the question, "What are you doing?" We had spoken earlier in the day about Twitter, as she was new, and I'm still a noob, but have been there for a couple of months, follow and am being followed by half a hundred users, so I could speak with some experience, if not authority. I showed her the Everybody page on UberTwitter, and she couldn't understand why so many people were posting such dribble.

I thought about this tonight, while I was IM'ming a new friend online, and we were chatting about nothing, really, just sort of getting to know each other, and I had Tweetdeck in the background, with the Tweets rolling in about Walter Cronkite's passing, and maybe, just maybe, I thought, people feel a need to keep up with what everyone else is doing simply because we're people, and we need to feel connected to other people.

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