Someone recently told me that he would never marry a woman that was a Twitter user. I thought that it was a funny statement so I asked him what he meant by it. He told that any woman that was constantly making updates about "where they are now" or "what they are doing now", was slightly suspicious in his eyes. He said that it wasn't natural to leave a trail behind you so that people (he obviously was referring to other men in this case) would be able to track you down and find you wherever you are. He was suspicious... I asked another man what he thought about Twitter users as marriage prospects. He said great, I think that it may be exactly what I am looking for. Meaning?? Meaning that "I wouldn't marry a woman that wasn't a TWITTER user." I asked him why not and he said, "that way I will know where she is all the time and I know what she is doing". I won't have to track her down constantly and I can know if she is spending too much time being traced by her "friends" all the time. OK, to tell you the truth I hadn't thought about it that way either. I actually hadn't thought about the idea at all. What does it say about a person when they are a TWITTER user? Does it mean that they are naturally friendly and want to tell people (and strangers) what they are doing and where they are going ALL THE TIME??? I still thought that it was a funny concept, so I decided to take it to the streets.
One blogger says that Twitter is the first thing on the web that he's been excited about recently. He likes the 'retro' aspect of the blog era 2000. Another blogger is much less impressed and thinks that we are paying a price for all of this updating. Everything is on the surface and you don't get any depth. Users are in continuous partial attention in an massive effort NOT TO MISS ANYTHING. Twitter Fan Wiki says that " Twitter a way of life. It's living with a publicity policy. It's friends, Romans and country people the world over engaged in timely snippet conversations that fit into 140 character chunks". OK.....
As I learned, there isn't a heck of alot that you can SAY in 140 word chunks. You can say "Hi, I am on the way to the supermarket, I will be back later. Leave me a note and tell me what you are doing and where you are" OK that was quick ... and I still have 16 characters left. I don't know what is so great about it but it is out there online.
The question remains. "Would a "Twitterist" who is constantly updating acquaintances with 140 word character chunks about where they are and what they are doing all the time be a good prospect for marriage.?!
Idunno. I jes dunno...