Friday, July 18, 2008

Micro-blogging

After being at CiL in April (yes, it was good enough to keep talking about!), I tried out Twitter, but I just don't get it. Maybe if my friends were on it, but still... there is no one in the world I love enough to want to know when they stepped out of their office to get a cup of coffee.

On the other hand, I just discovered the microblogging feature of facebook. It's probably been there for a very long time. I usually only go to facebook when one of my grad school friends writes to me and it goes to my e-mail. I love clicking on my friends link and reading quick updates about people. It's often not even anything important, missing co-workers, wanting the weekend to arrive faster, getting a new stereo, etc. But sometimes it is, like posting updates about a father in the hospital, buying a house, or when they're moving across the country. I care about these people, but don't have time to keep up with all of them individually, so this way I can get little snippets.

There's something strangely satisfying in sharing some little tidbit of my life as well. Today it was the sudden realization when I was taking my morning pills that it was Friday, not Thursday as I have been believing for the past 24 hours. Now isn't that a sweet surprise worth sharing?

1 comment:

Susan said...

I don't get Twitter either. I suppose it takes the pressure off from thinking you have to write a long blog post with some type of substance, but I don't want to know all the minor things my friends and coworkers do throughout the day.