I'm tired of Twitter. Am I alone? I don't think so. I have a a few followers, though I honestly wish I had the time to track everyone. Seriously, I feel bad if someone follows me and I can't reciprocate. The only reason I respond to someone is if I happen to randomly think about Twitter and check it. I wonder how many times I'm going to miss someone "brushing their teeth with sunglasses on" or "dreading the security at O'Hare"? I have to wonder if people really care what I'm doing. Tomorrow I'm going to blog "shoes near the volcano on the river look fantastic at dawn" and see if anyone notices. Doubtful!
Now don't get me wrong. I love social media just as much as the next geek, but do I really need to share my thoughts with everyone? More importantly, I find it hard to believe that anyone cares about my updates.
My theory is once the hype of micro-blogging fades, something else will come along. History has shown with other platforms (e.g. MySpace, Friendster) that they can become antiquated pretty quickly. Perhaps the future of social media is privatized platforms? Or further opening up the current platforms to allow more control/security of data?
Either way, it's exciting to see innovation happening so rapidly...and the competition ensures that we have cutting edge technology to work with.
Check out the video of Katy Lynch and getting 'views at SDC 2010.
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