Twitter–and yet another example of how not to use it

March 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

If you must use Twitter, this is maybe the clearest-possible example of its dangers and pitfalls.  I intend to write a short essay relatively shortly about the difference between Web (2.0 and now 3.0, surprisingly enough; we know enough now to denote that the tremendous gain is essentially in the ability of visitors to modify websites, which means the grand masters are hackers) “social networks” and the classical “social networks” of sociology.  Surprisingly, there is and isn’t a great deal of difference.  However, I’d have it that the “is” (different) far outweighs.  When you broadcast to an anonymous crowd, one that you absolutely wouldn’t recognize in the flesh–expect not all the results to be golden, should you publish much in the way of personal details.  Unless, of course, you feel you have nothing to lose and are daring someone to do something about it, which presumably should be entirely another matter.

–Glenn

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