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Why the Twitter Fad will Quickly Fade

TwitterI use Twitter a little bit. You can find my Twitter page right here, follow me if you’d like.

But I don’t think Twitter will last long. Sure everyone is talking about how cool it is. And all the cool kids are posting tweets from a desktop application or the internet or with text messages or mobile internet connections on their phones. I think it is interesting and I like to  answer the question “what am I doing right now” 5-6 times per day. I think it’s a little narcissistic to think that anyone cares where I am driving or what I had for lunch. But I don’t think narcissism alone will fad Twitter’s fad. If that were the case you wouldn’t be at a website named after me. To the contrary many millions of blogs will be started in 2008.

I think Twitter will fade because it has no real usefulness. It’s not a utility. There is only so much I care about what my friends are doing this very instant. In fact, it’s as sad as when we had binoculars when we lived in a high rise. When you stare into someone else’s life… even someone’s life you greatly admire… you discover they are just as boring as you are.

At the end of the day I want to know what you think. I don’t really want to know what you are doing this very instant.  What you do is uninteresting to me. What you think… I will read that.

p.s. I will still use Twitter. Just I still have the binoculars. You never know if a purpose will emerge for either.

p.p.s I think something like Twitter, with true utility will become more popular than Facebook and Myspace combined in 2009.