Dear Twitter!

July 2, 2009 at 11:32 pm 1 comment

It happened to me that I registered to your service in January 2008. I didn’t like you then, and I have been quoted on a different Twitter-Account, that you are “a fart in the landscape”.

I was wrong, I noticed a year later. You are a waste of time, a tiring disussion topic (people keep on asking me about you…and unfortunately, I like to respond). A party spoiler. That’s Luhmann’s self-referenciality: Communication becomes a topic itself.

Anyway, with the TweetDeck-Software, you allow me to filter interesting tweets. Going to Bristol soon, I see that people are quite passionate about the Banksy exhibition and that they are twittering like hell: 1 new message Bristol, 1 new message Bristol, 1 new message Bristol…(btw: Hell must have a twitter account I guess…)

Connecting to the world becomes easier, for sure. But at which costs and with which superficiality are topics dealt with?

I have a conspiracy theory, Twitter: Maybe you are only allowing to talk about yourself (as Blogs mostly do, Blogs talk about Twitter and reverse), and you avoid people having talks about real life or serious matters. You are the matrix, the machine for fiction, and the “old reality” is only surface…the real world is you, stupid 140-signs messages. The Twitter rabbit hole.

But: Iran. Yeah, I should not forget to talk about this, because you did a great job here. You are great for mobilizing masses, you are not that easy to censor. But maybe there comes the time, you are abused for evil-purposes, because people twittered too much might not think carefully and informed anymore.

Maybe I just need the blue-matrix pill: The good old reality. I am waiting for your Tweet.

BTW: Supernews! Also check out the other series…they made me quite addicted.

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