Archive for June 11th, 2007

What the Hell is Twitter and Why Should I Give a Shit?

June 11, 2007

A while ago in Newsweek I saw some mention of Twitter in their article about that South by Southwest thingy somewhere in the Southern tier of this country. I could look it up, but to be honest I’m too lazy to be bothered.

Anyways, South by Southwest is some sort of hipster convention where a bunch of spoiled-ass college kids get together, make up band names and try to impress each other. Or I assume they make up these names. Again, I’m too lazy to do the research.

In the article is a mention of Twitter and the author went on and on about Twitter and how Twitter set up some sort of huge screen showing the messages people were sending over Twitter. Of course it’s going to be big at some sort of hipster convention. No one ever heard of this shit.

Then at SMX, someone started talking about Twitter. That’s when I thought maybe I’m missing out on something. Then I realized I’m a late adopter of technology and could really give a shit.