what?? hyperconnected? I feel like half the planet have only just become ‘connected’, and now people are talking about being hyperconnected!
For those that aren’t aux fait, hyperconnected is being ‘attached’ to the internet everywhere… like ‘everywhere!’… which basically means through your phone… but hey, ‘EVERYWHERE!!!’ looks and reads better.
For a while now I’ve heard of Twitter, but not checked it out… when I did.. I didn’t really get it. But now I do get it. Y’see, blogs are hard work. You have to think of something to say, compose yourself like an email (and we all hate writing those things!) … type it all out, spellcheck it (if you care), re-read it… submit it.. etc.. oh dear, Oooo what a polava.
Now the concept of twitter, removes all that, and offers blogging along the lines of texting your mates… you post a message of just a couple of sentences, if that… and hit submit. done. easy. no? well… that’s all it is. Its that easy, its that lazy, its that simple and popular and addictive and spreading like athletes fooooooot!!!! its everywhere!!!
Don’t sign up, it’ll ruin your life. You think that having a blog is addictive…. all that checking and updating and typing. A twitter account is a tedious stream of conscious droppings that conjeal together like that ‘no more nails’ multipurpose adhesive tube tip that continues to dribble long after you returned from A&E for sawing the top of your finger off.
Add to the fact that you can update your twitter account from your mobile phone, and you’ll start to understand why the phrase hyperconnected is being thrown about.
Posting a message to the world saying ‘I’m on the loo, eating a doughnut, am I bad?’ to the world can yeld some interesting comments straight back at you. Imagine if all your texts were public? All of them! wow. This is bad people, very bad indeed… and I think we’re all heading that way. Resistance is futile… blogging is dead… it’ll be left only for the real writers. For want of a better word.. we’ll all be twitting in some way eventually. It just depends on how willing you are to embrace it.
I still think Jaiku is better tho.