I tweet, therefore I am
Globe & Mail
If you thought Facebook was banal, try Twitter. It makes people who write their thoughts on Facebook sound like Shakespeare.. Twitter and Facebook are creating a new world of digital intimacy
Why, then, do people tweet? Is it really hunger for community? Is it, as one Twittering friend suggested, a safe substitute for talking to yourself, something that other people tend to find disturbing? Is it one more symptom of mass attention-deficit disorder – yet another excuse to distract ourselves from the dull or difficult tasks at hand?
Is it really fear of dying, as my colleague Ian Brown suggests? Maybe Twittering is just another way (like getting and sending e-mail) to reassure ourselves that we exist: Ego tweeto, ergo sum