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TwitterI have to confess — I never really understood Twitter.

For those of you who don’t know, Twitter is a website — one growing in popularity — that allows users (no fee, it’s free to join) to post what they are doing right now.  This isn’t like a blog, where the user might write lengthy posts about what they’re doing now generally.  No — this is a site where people write (or text) short sentences with things like:

quiz after lunch, and i have no lunch to eat, o well


On my way to the health club

and so on.  And then, anyone who wants to know what you’re doing, just signs on and reads.

Now, my mother, like most mothers, has an interest in how I’m doing and what I’m doing with my life, but even she doesn’t need that much updating.  Isn’t this the height in vanity to think that anyone really gives a crap what you ate for lunch ten minutes ago?

I know what you’re saying.  You’re saying "Dude, what makes you think I give a crap about the things you blog about?  Isn’t that the same thing?"

To that, I respond — listen, "dude".  I blog for me.  Yes, I have in mind that some people read this, and I am equally confused and flattered as to why.  It’s nice (or it will be, I hope) to look back at what was going on 2, 3, 10 years ago.

But this Twitter thing is a little extreme and self-indulgent.

That said, I gotta hand it once again to the Edwards campaign for making use of Twitter.

Maybe sometime I’ll see the need/use/fun of Twitter.  Right now though, I just scratch my head.