Tuesday, March 23, 2010

To Tweet or Not To Tweet

To tweet or not to tweet- that is the question.

Hamlet never really got me, or to be more accurate, I never really got Hamlet. But I believe that when Shakespeare wrote it he was unconsciously referring to Twitter.

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”- Charles Darwin.

I’m inclined to disagree. Mostly because I’m inclined to disagree with essentially anything Charlie D. has to say. But moreover, because I believe wasting time is one of the most marvelous gifts a human, who has or hasn’t evolved from an ape, has been given the luxury of doing.

The trick is to find just the right way to achieve this. And we have.

We evolved from email, Hotmail, AOL, Juno and Yahoo!- the works. Which soon gave birth to instant messaging, chat-rooms and abbreviated awesomeness. Attempting to stand erect we moved upward in cyber evolution to bigger and better things, namely, MySpace. Until finally we were literally repulsed and forced to relinquish our pages to people more deserving than we. An assortment of overly pierced musicians and girls named after sweets. Candy. Lollipop. Gumdrop. In efforts to recover from our stint in MySpace and wash away the remaining grime we traded in glitzy pink pages for clean, blue and white Facebook. Ah, Facebook. Initially the site may have been reserved for stalkers and people who got their jollies from stalking but eventually we all admitted we liked stalk and from time to time, we enjoy the occasional position of a stalkee. So we stuck around for countless site makeovers and updated privacy settings (which actually served to make it all that much easier to get stalker-happy) until our ADD flared up again and we downloaded Skype. Still unable to wash down our ADD with a little blue pill, Twitter came along. All green and birdie, and status friendly.

Ergo the timeless question,

“To Tweet or not to Tweet..."

And the answer…



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