Why Twitter Sucks


Here’s an interesting article I ran across: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=925316

It hints at the dark side, but you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see a reader’s comment which I find to be really pealing back the skin of the little blue beast:
Posted 03/25/2009 8:45AM by Momra

What I have not seen addressed in the piece or in the comments is the self-violation of privacy that twittering entails. We are rightly concerned about the government accessing our library files or tapping our phone, but twittering relies on allowing, no encouraging! strangers to plunder your personal thoughts. Personally I find it a soul-shrinking prospect.

Phew! I thought I was the only one left who valued privacy.  I don’t want people to stalk me, track me, quote me, examine me, or dredge up something stupid I said years ago (so what on earth am I doing writing this blog?  Don’t go there).  Technology empowers us to do just this, if we allow it.  Frightening, isn’t it, that the “mark of the beast” should emerge as a cute little blue bird.

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