Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Twittering Tuesday

OK, I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for net-fads.

I'll hop on whatever private/public-alpha-beta-whatever service that promises to connect me to some sort of something or be the great leap towards a semantic web.

This year the big one for me has been twitter.

Less overwhelming than facebook, nobody has yet tried to sell me to a zombie via tiwtter.

They have, however, tried to sell my attention, buy my attention, or sell me someone else's attention.

This whole social-web scenario is overrun with marketers in search of monetization. Am I the only one finding that it's starting to drownd out real conversation?

By real I mean nonviralmarkety, like, an actual discussion rather than "RT @wannabefameous this great event/cause needs support. #followthursday #fameball #needsattention #noactualskillsotherthansmarm"

2 comments:

Kemp said...

Good post. Your thoughts are bang-on. Twitter has lost some of its awesomeness from the MKTG-SPAM-noise

Mike Boronowski said...

You know, I think I was a bit too harsh. It stands to reason that the first big wave would be so focused on exploring limits and opportunities.

It reminds me of an old radio-drama with product placement all over the place; Testing the audience response and learning how to get the most out of it.

Still drives me bananas, but maybe in 50 years people will rebroadcast old twitter threads and we'll feel that same sense of nostalgia...